LinkSysInfo Hacked

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tom, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. tom

    tom Network Guru Member

    I see this site has been hacked. My question is that I use the RSS Newsfeed here and Thunderbird client. If this had been an "actual" hack, could my RSS link have carried a destructive payload? IOW, could I have easily been infected?

  2. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    Tom, we appologize for the temporary problem.

    I never get why someone would do this - makes no sense. Anyways - all they did was find a way to create an account such that they could post news items. The RSS feed was not affected and this was not any kind of hack that could have affected our users. You are still fine and so far I haven't seen any type of RSS attack anyway.

    Again we appologize and will work to rectify the situation.

    Thanks for continuing to use!
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    The site has indeed been hacked. I see a huge image on the front page of the forum with these messages:

    Own3d by LyOkO
    Hacked by LyOkO
  4. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    Refresh, its been taken care of :-D
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I did refresh, and I'm afraid it's still there.

    It replaces the Moderator forum. The link to the forum is now Own3d by LyOkO!
  6. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    Thanks, hadn't noticed that one in the forums - will take care of that - thought you were referring to the front page.
  7. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    well at least we know that were important to someone...
  8. tom

    tom Network Guru Member

    If I were still young and dumb(er) I would say post his IP and we all can have some target practice. Let him have a few extra Bytes to chew on.

    But in the end I know that all we should do is to tighten the doors a little more.

    We should actually take guys like this (?) as a blessing in disguise for pointing out weaknesses. The next guy may be a "bit" more nastier then he...
  9. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    The biggest problem is PHP-Nuke. It is insecure by default.
    PHP-Nuke Platinum has some integrated patches to prevent this, but since PHP-Nuke has almost every week a security leak, you'll have to patch your PHP-Nuke Platinum manually.

    Personally, I would switch to Mambo, as it gives you more freedom and better security. But porting everything to Mambo might be very difficult and time consuming.

    If you want to keep PHP-Nuke, you can better install the official PHP-Nuke with the security patches from
    This should be much easier to keep everything up-to-date, and keep the script-kiddies away ;)
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