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Blog hacked?
« on: October 30, 2014, 05:06:52 am »

I can't post in the GD forum, so thought maybe I'd post it here. Did the CPG dev  team blog get hacked?

http://blog.coppermine-gallery.net/2014/08/29/there-are-many-truck-buyers-who/


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Re: Blog hacked?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 09:39:57 pm »

I will see if I can log on and remove that. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Blog hacked?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 12:09:53 am »

That took a huge amount of work to clean up. It seems we have been very lax with the blog and the software it was based upon was very out of date. As a result every post was hacked as was every comment. I have cleaned up everything and bought it all up to date software wise. As we are planning a new website I will look at this further in time. Thanks for the heads up and sorry for any site outages this caused. One of the hacks seemed to be causing a lot of load on our server causing numerous temporary outages.
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Re: Blog hacked?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 09:23:57 pm »

It seems the hack caused more problems than I initially suspected. Investigations are still ongoing but hopefully the site will be more stable now. One of the issues was some software on the server warns us of problems to a special email address. This is one I haven't checked in ages and as a result there were 147,414 emails in the last month sent as warning from the server. This pushed the number of available inodes very near to its limit on the file system. I have cleaned this up and will continue to monitor.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, I have been very short on available time to rectify problems.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2014, 09:12:41 am by Phill Luckhurst »
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Re: Blog hacked?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 01:10:36 am »

Phill, Good work & good luck.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2014, 01:27:12 am by Joe Carver »
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Re: Blog hacked?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 10:04:47 am »

I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, I have been very short on available time to rectify problems.

It's all available to us at no cost, so thanks for your work.

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Re: Blog hacked?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 11:21:44 pm »

yes, thank you guys for all you do here :)
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Re: Blog hacked?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 07:20:12 pm »

It seems our problems continued. Thanks to support from James at our host Bytemark.co.uk we discovered that there were some issues with our ban table in SMF. This was causing lengthy database queries leading to the frequent crashes. Seems this was on top of all the other problems above. As we are a small team it is sometimes hard to keep an eye on everything. Thanks for all your patience.
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