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Chockstone Hacked 12/13th April

Mike
14/04/2008
6:25:26 PM
All,

Yes, it was hacked, and yes, the database has been restored to last friday, so anything you posted over the weekend (PMs, forum messages, etc) would be lost.

Thanks for the emails and SMS's. Please text me again (those who have my mobile number) if it happens again.

Mike.

Sabu
14/04/2008
10:03:10 PM
I hope people are aware that this also had a trogen virus attached. So anyone who checked the homepage could be infected (as i was, antivirus picked it up), if you're not sure do a scan in your 'tempory internet files' folder.

The good Dr
15/04/2008
8:59:04 AM
The big question is who would hack this site. Let me discount some of the suspects...

1. Beard stroking Trad climbers - incapable, still trying to work out email as a concept and their Pentium II computers are too slow anyway
2. Newbie trad climbers - don't know the site exists
3. Sport climbers - need chockstone to spray about their latest send/project etc
4. Boulderers - duh
5. Ice Climbers - no fingers left to type with
6. Mountaineers - don't care that the site exists
7. Guidebook editors - need the site to tell people that the guide is 'just around the corner'

So that leaves ex climbers with a grudge. We can still whittle this down further.

a. Ex climbers in Nati - need chockstone so they don't have to walk down the street and talk to the other town ex climbers directly
b. Ex climbers in the Blueys - Have all become feral hippies and don't use computers anymore
c. Ex climbers in Tassie - Have moved to Nati or the Blueys - see above
d. Ex climbers in QLD - Probably have real jobs and are actually doing something for the world
e. Ex climbers in SA - definately no - their bodies are somewhere in the Flinders Ranges courtesy of the outraged current Adelaide Crew
f. Ex Climbers in WA - All mountian biking on pea gravel these days and never read the site anyway

So this leaves Overseas persons unknown as the culprits. Hopefully we will be able to narrow down the suspects further ....

Dom
15/04/2008
10:41:29 AM
On 14/04/2008 Sabu wrote:
>I hope people are aware that this also had a trogen virus attached. So
>anyone who checked the homepage could be infected (as i was, antivirus
>picked it up), if you're not sure do a scan in your 'tempory internet files'
>folder.

Are you sure about the virus Sabu? As in, are you sure it came from Chockstone?
psd
15/04/2008
10:59:48 AM
On 15/04/2008 Dom wrote:
>
>Are you sure about the virus Sabu? As in, are you sure it came from Chockstone?

It showed up as coming from Chockstone on my anti-virus software too - as in, the virus warning came up only when I loaded chockstone not any other site.

rodw
15/04/2008
11:31:35 AM
Yep my firewall was blocking trojans coming from the site too.

MisterGribble
15/04/2008
11:39:43 AM
On 15/04/2008 The good Dr wrote:
>The big question is who would hack this site.

Possibly Chris Baxter ?
BA
15/04/2008
11:54:32 AM
On 15/04/2008 MisterGribble wrote:

>Possibly Chris Baxter ?

The Good Dr wrote: "1. Beard stroking Trad climbers - incapable, still trying to work out email as a concept and their Pentium II computers are too slow anyway". So that rules Chris out.

Sabu
15/04/2008
1:53:43 PM
On 15/04/2008 Dom wrote:
>Are you sure about the virus Sabu? As in, are you sure it came from Chockstone?

Yep, checked on both computers cos i wasn't sure, same virus, everytime you opened the homepage.
devlin66
15/04/2008
3:49:26 PM
On 15/04/2008 The good Dr wrote:
>d. Ex climbers in QLD - Probably have real jobs and are actually doing
>something for the world

Have a real job but don't do anything to save the world. Mostly sit here waiting for commenst to pop up on chockstone/qurank/etc.

shamus
15/04/2008
4:00:16 PM
> So this leaves Overseas persons unknown as the culprits. Hopefully we will be able to
> narrow down the suspects further ....

Sly Stallone? Pissed off that folk on here beat him to the ideas for Cliffhanger 2, out for vengeance.

Previous thread

E.S. might want to keep an ear out for the sound of a stealthy approaching zimmer frame at night...

Eduardo Slabofvic
15/04/2008
4:24:50 PM
On 15/04/2008 The good Dr wrote:
>>So this leaves Overseas persons unknown as the culprits. Hopefully we
>will be able to narrow down the suspects further ....


....or ex climbers in Melbourne that have taken up abseiling as a profession.

Garrath
15/04/2008
4:29:13 PM
or maybe a software company team building exercise at the local climbing gym gone wrong, terrible wrong...............

Chuck Norris
15/04/2008
9:42:53 PM
the most annoying thing about losing a weekend of deep philosophical thought.....was that over the
course of last weekend all parties came to agreement (ie everyone agreed with ME!!!) about bullshit like
trad v bolts...retro v rebolting...blackdiamond v wild country....yadda yadda yadda...

I reckon we could all just get back to normal if you all just install me as GOD to all your ethical and gear
dilemmas...and I'll just wing my response according to the wind at the time...deal?
simey
15/04/2008
10:40:16 PM
On 15/04/2008 stugang wrote:
>I reckon we could all just get back to normal if you all just install me as GOD to all your ethical and gear dilemmas...and I'll just wing my response according to the wind at the time...

I thought I had already nominated Gordon Poultney for that position on another thread.
yosemite05
16/04/2008
10:08:35 AM
It was wyt91t in retaliation for being booted off.
hero
16/04/2008
10:31:15 AM
Since I was edited so ridiculously yesterday I'm going to take a software course and learn to hack into webpages so I can take this one down. And I fit into some of the categories listed above as not doing it so you might have to rethink.


Mike
19/04/2008
12:37:31 PM
So, it was hacked again. Data restored to last wednesday. Anything you added thursday or friday would be lost.

Now I've spent half my Saturday trying to block these hacks. Hopefully it's solved now because I'm sick of it. Had to edit a fair bit of code, so if I've introduced bugs please email me.

I'd advise a virus scan for anyone who used the site over the last week.


Mike.

nerm
19/04/2008
3:36:57 PM
hey mike,
just curious, what sort of attack was it?

Mike
19/04/2008
5:32:35 PM
On 19/04/2008 nerm wrote:
>hey mike,
>just curious, what sort of attack was it?

SQL injection. They have a process that runs around the whole net following links and bombarding every form on every site with embedded commands they hope will directly effect the database. Obviously this one was vunerable. Once in, they replaced all string data with a link to a nasty script (ie virus) hosted on their server.

Big waste of time for me, but hopefully it's all blocked now. Or at least until they think of something else.

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