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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Trouble with UWOL Challenge website?

It seems like our uwol website might be hacked or something.
When I tried to view the uwolchallenge site a few minutes ago, I got this message:

[[TriCk AKA Saywhat? HaS ArRiVeD // TeaMp0isoN]]


(I have sent an email to Meryem about this too)
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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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All the films etc are intact. It's just some idiot hacked into the program Mat uses for the shell of the site.
Hopefully they have an updated version that is more secure.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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Good the films are untouched.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #4
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Yep, just some idiot that found a backdoor into the front end is all.
Hopefully Mat can sort it out in short order.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #5
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Hi guys
Just got back after the weekend to this lovely surprise! - What idiots these people are huh. - Hopefully the database of news will be intact :-/ ..what a pain!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 06:09 AM   #6
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I had the same problem with a Iowa film board I run. Constantly bombarded by hackers. Thankfully they closed some of the backdoors and things quieted down a bit.

Hope they didn't muck up a lot of stuff for you Mat. I know you put in a ton of hours to get the site to where it is today.

Too bad we couldn't track them down. I'd open up a can of Yeti Whoop-Ass on them! :)
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #7
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Mat's got the site up and running again.
He was up till 1:00AM his time working on things on his end!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:06 AM   #8
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Well done, Mat!
Too bad it wasn't possible to find out who it was.
Hopefully it never happens again.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #9
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Way to go, Mat. Thank-you!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #10
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those boys are the best...got through the entire uwol crisis while i was hanging out on a film set.

as always, huge props to the boys, who keep the UWOL trains running on time!
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