Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 2500 USD, Received: 1869 USD (75%)

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Is this real or part of the Hack

  1. #1
    Senior Member Charles Karl's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 6, 2011
    Location
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Posts
    987
    Current Local Time
    06:18 PM

    Is this real or part of the Hack

    Dear Charles Karl. I'm sorry to inform everybody that the forum got hacked this Friday.

    Right in the middle of a server upgrade, hackers successfully managed to enter some faulty code into the datastore, causing all request to revitforum.org to be redirected. Sadly they also managed to use the SMTP server to send out spam mail, appearing to be comming from webmaster@revitforum.org - That email was not sent from me, or anyone else affiliated with RevitForum.org

    I will highly encourage everyone to change their forum passwords. Better safe than sorry, right?
    http://www.revitforum.org/profile.php?do=editpassword

    The good news is that the forum is now migrated to a faster server, and that the host quickly restored everything to a state just prior to the hack.

    The bad news is, that even though we had a rather recent backup to restore from, there will be missing a few hours of posts. And no, there's NO way to restore those. Sorry!

    I'm truly sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused everyone, and will continue to see if there's further that can be done to prevent something like this from happening again.


    Kind regards

    -Klaus Munkholm
    Revit Forum - Revit, BIM, Architecture & Engineering.

    PS: Forgotten passwords can be reset from here: Lost Password Recovery Form - Revit Forum (your username is: Charles Karl)

  2. #2
    Administrator Munkholm's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Kingdom of Denmark
    Posts
    4,222
    Current Local Time
    04:18 AM
    The above is real Or as real as it gets... Some of those who received a spam message from the hackers, got pretty confused by it, since it apparently came from revitforum.org - Why we chose to notify everybody about what really went down.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Charles Karl's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 6, 2011
    Location
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Posts
    987
    Current Local Time
    06:18 PM
    Thank you very much for dealing with this head on!

    -Chuck

  4. #4
    The Moderator with No Imagination MPwuzhere's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 14, 2010
    Location
    Coeur d Alene, ID
    Posts
    4,801
    Current Local Time
    07:18 PM
    Hmm...I never got a spam message...

    uh oh...just found out all my mail from here goes into my Spam folder....

  5. #5
    Moderator
    "I am NOT a Revit tutor!"
    Dave Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    San Luis Obispo, California USA
    Posts
    4,505
    Current Local Time
    07:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by MPwuzhere View Post
    Hmm...I never got a spam message...

    uh oh...just found out all my mail from here goes into my Spam folder....
    heh, probably as it should be

Similar Threads

  1. The Factory: What I love (and hate) about my new Mac - Part 2
    By Inside the Factory in forum Blog Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 17th, 2011, 09:16 PM
  2. Roof Part BUG
    By Tim West in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: August 7th, 2011, 10:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •