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    Any idea who 'done it'? [Did they leave any clues? hints?] As I remember their hack trophy page said something like Moroccan Liberation Front...or along those lines. Were there other vBulletin victims by the same group or person or entity?
    No it was the People's Liberation Front of Morocco.
    Lol, we ARE in a Monty Python skit. I've suspected it for years.
    Yes, we are in Monty Pythonland because it was actually the Popular Front for Moroccan Liberation.

    Here are some deep political questions using the Evica-Drago framework.

    When is a Mechanic just a Mechanic?

    And if the hack is Faciitated, does it matter if the Mechanics are witting or unwitting?
    "It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
    "Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
    "They are in Love. Fuck the War."

    Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

    "Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
    The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Klimkowski View Post
    Here are some deep political questions using the Evica-Drago framework.

    When is a Mechanic just a Mechanic?

    And if the hack is Faciitated, does it matter if the Mechanics are witting or unwitting?
    Hmmm ...

    A Mechanic drops the dime ... pulls the trigger ... clicks "SEND" ...

    Prior to the Mechanic's action, the operation is not concluded.

    A Mechanic may believe that his or her action is legal and/or necessary for the survival of an ostensibly "good" system -- even when it isn't.

    Does it matter if a Mechanic is witting or unwitting?

    It doesn't to the target.

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    I received the following information from one of our members this morning (my time) I thought I'd post it here in case it is of relevance to any one else and so they can make use of this tool if needed.

    I'm not sure if there is any connection but around the time the forum was hacked, I was the recipient of a virus that was almost impossible to remove. This may have just been a coincidence but at any rate I did find a website that enabled me to eradicate the invader. While this site names a particular virus, it would do to eliminate any intruder. I was going to post this info on the forum but really wasn't sure where to put it, so I am sending the info to you. The website is http://malwaretips.com/blogs/win32-d...er-gen-trojan/ and is so involved, it took me almost a full day to do the entire procedure. Please feel free to pass this info on to any who may need it or do as you see fit.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Love the new smileys btw.

    Bravo Magda! Or was it Peter?
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magda Hassan View Post
    I received the following information from one of our members this morning (my time) I thought I'd post it here in case it is of relevance to any one else and so they can make use of this tool if needed.

    I'm not sure if there is any connection but around the time the forum was hacked, I was the recipient of a virus that was almost impossible to remove. This may have just been a coincidence but at any rate I did find a website that enabled me to eradicate the invader. While this site names a particular virus, it would do to eliminate any intruder. I was going to post this info on the forum but really wasn't sure where to put it, so I am sending the info to you. The website is http://malwaretips.com/blogs/win32-d...er-gen-trojan/ and is so involved, it took me almost a full day to do the entire procedure. Please feel free to pass this info on to any who may need it or do as you see fit.
    A couple of points about this.

    1. The possibility that the encrypted rogue php files discovered after the hack were intended, among other things, to spread malware cannot be entirely ruled out.

    2. There are no longer ANY rogue files on the DPF server. Also, the back-end database server has been pretty thoroughly queried for malicious content that might facilitate further malicious activity and nothing has been found. The database is also new, with a different name and different access credentials.

    Also, I accessed the system extensively with a windows 7 machine after the hack, both before and after the site was locked and before any steps were taken to clean up. I did NOT do any regular editing/posting to the forum, blogs or cms though. My machine was not infected in any way.

    I don't claim to be any kind of techie professional - just a reasonably competent amateur (if that's not an oxymoron) so, if there are any techies out there with useful observations/suggestions on this little episode please fire away.
    Peter Presland

    ".....there is something far worse than Nazism, and that is the hubris of the Anglo-American fraternities, whose routine is to incite indigenous monsters to war, and steer the pandemonium to further their imperial aims"
    Guido Preparata. Preface to 'Conjuring Hitler'
    "Never believe anything until it has been officially denied"
    Claud Cockburn


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    Thanks and great job to everyone responsible for bringing the forum back to life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    Love the new smileys btw.

    Bravo Magda! Or was it Peter?
    Thanks to all the work. Great to be back. I was suffering withdrawal.

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    Default Some interesting stats about the forum

    A very respectable 40,00 unique views per month. Some one is reading your posts
    Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
    Jan 2013 34284 68782 584887 584887 15.49 GB
    Feb 2013 30166 61290 461158 461158 12.26 GB
    Mar 2013 34884 76366 681216 681216 17.11 GB
    Apr 2013 33766 82491 627678 627678 17.03 GB
    May 2013 37976 96320 844765 844765 19.70 GB
    Jun 2013 41897 105148 878262 878262 21.50 GB
    Jul 2013 43766 111407 985010 985010 23.44 GB
    Aug 2013 42915 111896 1385379 1385379 34.79 GB
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magda Hassan View Post
    A very respectable 40,00 unique views per month. Some one is reading your posts
    Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
    Jan 2013 34284 68782 584887 584887 15.49 GB
    Feb 2013 30166 61290 461158 461158 12.26 GB
    Mar 2013 34884 76366 681216 681216 17.11 GB
    Apr 2013 33766 82491 627678 627678 17.03 GB
    May 2013 37976 96320 844765 844765 19.70 GB
    Jun 2013 41897 105148 878262 878262 21.50 GB
    Jul 2013 43766 111407 985010 985010 23.44 GB
    Aug 2013 42915 111896 1385379 1385379 34.79 GB
    Based on the last 3 months, that's over a million visits a year. That's quite something...
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magda Hassan View Post
    A very respectable 40,00 unique views per month. Some one is reading your posts
    Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
    Jan 2013 34284 68782 584887 584887 15.49 GB
    Feb 2013 30166 61290 461158 461158 12.26 GB
    Mar 2013 34884 76366 681216 681216 17.11 GB
    Apr 2013 33766 82491 627678 627678 17.03 GB
    May 2013 37976 96320 844765 844765 19.70 GB
    Jun 2013 41897 105148 878262 878262 21.50 GB
    Jul 2013 43766 111407 985010 985010 23.44 GB
    Aug 2013 42915 111896 1385379 1385379 34.79 GB
    Then how come so few posters? Does the Forum seem 'advanced' and intimidating to some? Or many just like to look and not speak....and who can blame some, as the 'Shadow and the NSA' know who's posting! Or, it could be just be lots of NSA 'spiders' - do they show up as 'visits' or separately? Long ago, one could see who was logged in...and those not members were just labeled as 'visitors', and how many. That function is no longer extant, I believe.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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