So this happened

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The server wasn't breached or the database so userdata is untouched. Seems only that forum description was touched. Still, change your password just to be safe.

It probably happened due to the forum software being so outdated or vulnerability in extension. I have been waiting for the new phpbb 3.3 version to be a bit more stable and extensions to be updated before upgrading. So i was half expecting something like this to happen since there are some known vulnerabilities with the version we are on.


What happens next?

Well, i can't let something like this happen again. Updating at this point would mean losing some extensions. Might as well just move to another solution. I am going to search for forum software with functionalities we desire especially the attachments we have all gotten so used to, it's probably going to be xenforo again.
 
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i will change my password to FuckCCP^XiFlu.

fuck to china authoritarian, their idiot brainwashed supporters and 50 cent army.
 
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what the ...
 
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Is Winnie the Pooh visiting this site for some tables or what? I dont get what Uighurs oppression has anything to do with this forum.
 
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Ugh. Honestly, can't we have some peace? I'm all for talking politics elsewhere but this is a cheat engine forum for crying out loud. Leave your political stance elsewhere.
 
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After removing it, I couldn't help but think it was like a union forming a picket line in another state in front of a random store. Like what good does this even do; post a video on youtube or pornhub if you have to, tell your story somewhere people will actually care to hear it. Hell even a post in the general discussion section would have been fine. But that just got removed as soon as it was noticed.
 
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Content from this time forward will be lost. So please stop posting if you don't want to lose it.

Conversion to XenForo has been commenced.
 
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After removing it, I couldn't help but think it was like a union forming a picket line in another state in front of a random store. Like what good does this even do; post a video on youtube or pornhub if you have to, tell your story somewhere people will actually care to hear it. Hell even a post in the general discussion section would have been fine. But that just got removed as soon as it was noticed.
Could be a false flag.... Chinese state hackers doing it to smear Uighurs instead, so now even though I have no idea what the oppression is about but I for sure have a bad impression of Uighurs. **Takes tin foil hat off**
 
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Better save than sorry and thanks for the quick incident response. Also that board is flashy, yay!
 
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It probably happened due to the forum software being so outdated or vulnerability in extension. I have been waiting for the new phpbb 3.3 version to be a bit more stable and extensions to be updated before upgrading. So i was half expecting something like this to happen since there are some known vulnerabilities with the version we are on.
phpbb 3.3 has been released on Jan 06, 2020... since 4 months ago. Why didn't you update it now, instead of changing the software again and facing the same problems? I'm not against XF but I do not understand your move on this one.
 
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@fantomas: ^ Not necessarily phpBB itself but perhaps some plugins that were in use allowed what happened to happen. Switching to a forum software that's more secure, less documented online so exploits could easily be made and allowed 2-factor authentication (dunno about phpBB) explains the move. Hope you're satisfied with the response.
 
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