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[News] AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!!ANN.lu
Posted on 04-Jul-2004 21:10 GMT by SpawnPPC13 comments
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Dear Amiga users, hacker's have just killed one great Amiga News site, AmigART.com. A great big thanks to AmigART.com members. Good bye, AmigART.com. Emanuele. P.S.: Excuse me for my bad english. Dear Amiga users, hacker's have just killed one great Amiga News site, AmigART.com. A great big thanks to AmigART.com members. Good bye, AmigART.com. Emanuele. P.S.: Excuse me for my bad english.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 1 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Lanch on 04-Jul-2004 20:52 GMT
They do ask for general support thru e-mail to see if it's worth to
build it again from scratch, let's make feel them what "community"
means.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 2 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Darth_X on 04-Jul-2004 22:24 GMT
Whether amigart.com was self-hosted or hosted on a service provider, there should have been backups of the site and better security procedures followed. I used to work for a web development company.. getting your site hacked into is a daily part of doing business online, thats just the way it is. You can not start-up or even run an online business without taking into account some kind of security procedures.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 3 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Chris Perver on 05-Jul-2004 06:02 GMT
This is very sad. I hope they start up a new site. My friend's site was hacked briefly a few weeks ago, thankfully I had a backup on my machine to fix it. We can't let a few lamers spoil it for everyone else.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 4 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 05-Jul-2004 06:25 GMT
Was this specifically an attack on an Amiga site, or just a routine attack such as happen to all insecure sites?

What server OS was in use, and was it properly set up?
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 5 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Andy Mills on 05-Jul-2004 10:54 GMT
I notice from the message on the site AmigArt were using PHPNuke - this, I believe, probably was the weak link.

It is what Amiga.Org used to used and, they got hacked on several occasions - and is the reason why they went over to Xoops.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 6 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 05-Jul-2004 12:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Andy Mills):
One of the reasons phpnuke is targetted asmuch as it is is because the tables are well known/documented.

My own site (kefren.be) has been defaced 3 times sofar, but luckally for me, i do take regular backups for the dbase, and ever since i started reorganising my dbase structure it's been fine (knocking on wood)

Hope they get through this, as i know how devastating a hacked site can be.

Cheers
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 7 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Tuxedo on 05-Jul-2004 16:24 GMT
It's VERY SAD this notice...
I hope Amigart team will continue on his VERY GOOD road...

Tuxedo.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 8 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Damn on 05-Jul-2004 19:17 GMT
This really sucks! :-/
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 9 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by The cheese on 06-Jul-2004 03:02 GMT
well amiga not being amiga but hombre its no reason that happened.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 10 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 06-Jul-2004 10:11 GMT
well its not right what some childish pranksters did to the site.

that doesn't change the fact that amigart ceased to be relevant for most of the community since a long time ago. these constant ploys for attention get old.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 11 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jul-2004 11:52 GMT
Sad to see, but where's the problem? Simply reload from your most recent backup, and away you go.


Of course, changing away from buggy-as-hell open-source crap software might also be a good move (note the combination they were using...)

Don't let the lameassed skript-kiddies get you down, just restore your backups and carry on the excellent work. Seriously.
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 12 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jul-2004 13:09 GMT
Why the heck didnít you backup??
Donít blame hackers that you couldnít restore!
What if the server hardware died? Would you be blaming the PC manufacturer???

No matter what OS platform you useÖ. It is a UNIVERSAL procedure to backup IMPORTANT DATA regularly!
AmigART.com is dead for hacker's attacks !!! : Comment 13 of 13ANN.lu
Posted by Raffaele on 06-Jul-2004 15:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Lanch):
Mr lanch wrote:

>They do ask for general support thru e-mail
>to see if it's worth to build it again from scratch,
>let's make feel them what "community" means.


Seems to me a bit strange that they want personal e-mail.

Why don't just organize a survey?

My e-mail is a personal thing.

And by the way.

Keep alive an Amiga news site nowadays is a matter of faith and passion.

Or you are an Amiga fan or just you doesn't...
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