There's no way I can know the extent for sure, so I'm encouraging people to be cautious and change their passwords.
What I do know of for sure is that hackers exploited a security hole to find out the passwords of the director accounts, then proceeded to log into these accounts and hack the board. They also hacked one other account that I know of, and I've already changed the password and informed that person.
I've been in contact with the hackers, and they seem a happy bunch intent on demonstrating security holes in obnoxious ways while not causing any permanent damage, but who knows for sure. The security holes they were willing to tell me about, the ones exposing passwords, have already been fixed. I'm sure there are other security holes, and I'll fix them as I learn about them.
The board was last backed up yesterday around 6 PM.
Thanks for clarifying. Hopefully their declared benevolent intentions are true, otherwise we're going to have to call upon a very insane man from a Montreal mental hospital to perform assassinations. "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from mistaken conviction." – Blaise Pascal
Please post to this thread any messages or threads that appear to be having problems.
I sent a PM on this last night. There's a problem on politicusmaximus.net, thread 20, probably the last post (4th message) (perhaps posted by the hacker(s)).
If I open that thread, my browser (firefox) goes into a loop and I cannot do anything with it other than shut it down.
Note: using "noscript" with firefox, and I have temporarily removed politicusmaximus.net from the noscript whitelist to allow access without the looping.
About a month ago my gmail account got hacked by a Chinese group (probably the triads, haha). Like a dummy I had been using the same password in both places, here and there. I fixed my gmail issue immediately then, but have now fixed my evc password AND changed my listed email address as well as made it unlisted.
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My mind keeps trying to copy itself. Try as I might to stop it, almost everything I do seems to be some sort of a crude attempt at making copies. Gawd, what an egomaniac.