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Sonsofthesuns.com, the Anakin resource, was hacked
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Indiana Joyce (Adam Joyce)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Sonsofthesuns.com, the Anakin resource, was hacked Reply with quote

I don't know if its back up yet or if anyone else knows about this yet, but, sadly, we got hacked. They replaced every post with some choice words about the software and what losers we are. I hope that the mods have it backed up somewhere, because they have so much history and information on there, losing it would be like losing the info at AngelsofIego, or Crazyoldwizards, or any of the 501st detatchment sites. Sigh. Why do people gotta be such dinks?

I'm actually pretty sad about this, and none of my friends(obviously NOT the people in the RL or 501st, Im talking about other people) seem to understand why. I hate to see knowledge lost, even temporarily.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eek, that's unfortunate. I hope everything can be recovered or can be salvaged.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah sucks man
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope there is a way to recover data. There is so much information there.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame, hoping there is a a backup or archive.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks.!

Whoever did it should know what a bunch of angry Anakins are capable of doing.... Evil or Very Mad anakin


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really is such a downer. Destruction of information is always a pity. Let us know if they get it up and running with backups somewhere :-/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

who owns the site?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Justin and Dan own the site IIRC.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another reason I don't have much respect for hackers - they seem to be mostly immature idiots with a talent for code, or straight-up criminals. Like anyone cares more about their '1337 |-|4><><0rZ' skills than they do about our benign obsession with Star Wars (although we don't pose the risk of stealing important information while we're running around with mock-lightsabers).

Is there an authority you can report this to? Even if it was online it was still vandalism.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justin and Dan are working on it. They didn't offer up much info but then again they are working to fix it. It seems like maybe the hackers just rewrote code to change all the posts to:
U R 0wN3D!!! PropZ to MadVatter and 1nn0c3nTz.......... dude, shoulda updated your forum software!! L0S3R!!!!!!! FREE VIDZ U know you want it Oh man U suck.......L8TR

So hopefully it can be fixed. I'm also hoping that from all the members there, that the information can just be reposted if need be.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are working on it to see if we have a database back up. Unfortunately I do not handle the server side of things and there is a risk of losing everything Sad

Been around for many years and though it has been slowly fizzling away as details have been figured out I know it has become such a resource and I would hate to lose it.

Working away on it and I will let you all know!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is disappointing and sad to hear, hopefully it can be recovered.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear of this...that's awful.

Just as a possible resource, if you need it, try the Internet Archive/Way Back Machine.

As a sample, I searched for sonofthesuns.com pages, and here's a couple of examples of what I found:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070707083618/www.sonsofthesuns.com/rotsouter.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20070325061450/www.sonsofthesuns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8&sid=9f811518a4af1964a1e517a8be37228a
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed Justin. It's not much, but I printed out the ROTS costume sticky, so if that text is needed, I can rewrite it.
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