WebWorkShop's SEO Forum Hacked

Apr 1, 2005 • 9:58 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEO & SEM Forum News

I certainly hope that this is an April fools joke and that he has hidden all the forums for the day. But according to the single forum and thread at Phil Craven's forum, the SEO Forum was Hacked. Phil said "It wasn't me folks. It was some saddo with nothing better to do. The restoration is on its way but it will take a little time." This morning I got an email from Phil's forum, I thought it was spam, but it read:

To: poop@poop.com
Subject: We Were Hacked
From: poop@poop.com Add to Address Book
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 02:24:18 -0500

The following is an email sent to you by an administrator of "fuxop". If this message is spam, contains abusive or other comments you find offensive please contact the webmaster of the board at the following address:
Include this full email (particularly the headers).
Message sent to you follows:

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but because of this we will not be re-opening the site.

I wish Phil all the best in getting everything restored. I know other SEO Forums have had issues with losing data due to crashes and hacks in the past.

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04/02/2005 09:48 am

Looks OK to me right now http://www.webworkshop.net/seoforum/index.php Some nuggets to be found over there too, Phil's a sharp one.

Phillip Craven

04/02/2005 09:25 pm

It really wasn't me. It was hacked and all the forums/posts deleted. I don't think it was done by a phpBB exploit though because all those have been covered, and I haven't heard of any other forums getting hacked.

Phillip Craven

04/02/2005 09:26 pm

Btw, the mass email was sent out by the hacker. I got one too :)

Barry Schwartz

04/03/2005 12:46 am

I am glad to see your back up. I wish you all the best.

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