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Site Updates suspended until at least 31 January  [message #78232] Mon, 24 January 2022 09:50 Go to next message
timmy

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We have had a brute force password intrusion which has compromised us.

Part of that recovery is to suspend site updates for at least one week.

Site emails are also suspended. This means all email addresses ending @iomfats.org will not function suring this period

[Updated on: Wed, 02 February 2022 17:39]




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Re: Site Updates suspended until at least 31 January  [message #78234 is a reply to message #78232] Tue, 25 January 2022 00:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bensiamin is currently offline  Bensiamin

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This is a painful and rude attack on a site that can provide no real value to the hackers.

But, in the meantime while Timmy works diligently to set things right, here's a little humor

I challenge everyone to post something humorous and relevant to show the hackers they can't prevail!

https://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5301&private=0
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[Updated on: Tue, 25 January 2022 00:11]




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Re: Site Updates suspended until at least 31 January  [message #78235 is a reply to message #78234] Tue, 25 January 2022 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ivor slipper is currently offline  ivor slipper

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Not sure of the relevance, but I think it qualifies as humorous:

https://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5302&private=0
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Re: Site Updates suspended until at least 31 January  [message #78239 is a reply to message #78232] Wed, 02 February 2022 16:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
NW is currently offline  NW

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Timmy, I'm delighted to see site updates are back today, and hope that dealing with the site intrusion was not too traumatic for you (and, I assume, Megaman).



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Re: Site Updates suspended until at least 31 January  [message #78240 is a reply to message #78239] Wed, 02 February 2022 17:42 Go to previous message
timmy

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"NW wrote on Wed, 02 February 2022 16:46"
Timmy, I'm delighted to see site updates are back today, and hope that dealing with the site intrusion was not too traumatic for you (and, I assume, Megaman).

--
Thank you. It caused a lot of work, including forced password changes for anyone who has been given an @iomfats email address, plus a review and restructire of site electronic defences. We were very lucky not to be taken down by our host. We had to do some diffocult negotiating

We have some aftermath to handle still, though we hope it wil lnot be too arduous



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