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Three Arguidos Forum Hacked is Back

While performing our server switchover today we encountered a malicious code that has effectively corrupted out our entire database of postings and member details.

We are working on the problem so please bear with us. I have my suspicions that the code came from HTFM affiliates. Police have been informed.

If we can resurrect the database we will be online sometime tommorrow morning.

If you would like more information please email thethreearguidos@googlemail.com to confirm this information.

There is a very slight chance some personal details have been compromised. Do not reply to any emails other than those from thethreearguidos@googlemail.com Any phishing attempts are illegal and should be reported to the police.

Thanks for bearing with us. We will be back soon, Three Arguidos is here to stay.

Site Admin www.the3arguidos.net

nbrado "Post subject: Re: Is HTFM responsible for 3Arguido’s server problems???Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:34 am

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Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:50 am
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the attempt were picked up by our security team at the hosts.
rest assured it was a terrible mistake by those HTFM to try and by doing so they only risk losing their website encouraging these attacks.

the hosts are taking the matter very very seriously and its another victory for us.

the downtime was only due to us moving server but their attempts were picked up and logged and being delt with."

Update: the forum was having server issues.

The 3 arguidos's has recently had an influx of around 400 new members since the abrupt closure of the Mirror's "Hunt for Maddie" forum last week.

McCanns "Cyberwarriors"
Dec 04, 2007
One element of the McCann PR operation is to organize teams of 'cyberwarriors':Our group is called 'Helpingtofind Madeleine'. We have many members, all people who have contacted us stating their willingness to help in some way. ...

Mirror pulled the plug!!
Jan 23, 2008
We remind all users of our guidelines for mirror.co.uk, which can be found here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/forums Any further abuse of the spirit of this decision will result in users being immediately banned from our website. ...

Mccann's Insulted : Mirror Forum Shuts Down
Jan 24, 2008
I have emailed this to Correio da Manha (I think!! via their website), but calling all Portuguese posters - Please, please publicise this response from the Home Office to the Mirror Forum to your national press!

1 comment:

  1. 1,731 | Monday 28th of January 2008, 11:20 pm, GMT +1 | Footard Troll
    Use my website link to take down 3 arguidos, they cannot handle the bandwidth. ;-) I used it tonight....

    from the offending website


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