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  Post #16 (permalink)   03-31-2009, 11:17 PM
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Have they been able to get all the data they lost in the hack attack??
Nope, and I lost my profile at WHT.
 
 
 


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  Post #17 (permalink)   04-01-2009, 04:37 AM
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Nope, and I lost my profile at WHT.
Oh wow! You lost your profile so all of your posts and everything is gone? Wow that would tick me off.
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  Post #18 (permalink)   04-02-2009, 06:45 AM
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I no longer have the interest in WHT I once did because of this whole thing. Guess that's the case with many of us, and a good thing for HD.
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  Post #19 (permalink)   04-02-2009, 07:47 AM
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What still hasn't been corrected is the New Post feature - and I haven't seen an update on recovering the lost data.
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  Post #20 (permalink)   04-02-2009, 09:30 AM
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Nope, and I lost my profile at WHT.
Well, I also lost my profile. I had to create a new one.
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  Post #21 (permalink)   04-07-2009, 09:50 AM
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Looks like the saga continues. This morning WHT showed down for maintenance and iNET is also down.
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  Post #22 (permalink)   04-07-2009, 10:47 AM
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There's been rumors that they have been hacked again, but don't take my word.
 
 
 


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  Post #23 (permalink)   04-07-2009, 10:48 AM
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I no longer have the interest in WHT I once did because of this whole thing. Guess that's the case with many of us, and a good thing for HD.
Indeed! HD could really take off, esp if WHT got hacked again.
 
 
 


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WHT has been down since about 2am or so today (4/7/09) because apparently the hackers that took the db down a few days ago actually managed to grab "all" of the client data, including the credit card details on file. So, if you used a CC to buy any advertising through them and such, make sure to cancel those cards.
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Just read through a bunch of twitter posts, so this is very serious
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  Post #27 (permalink)   04-07-2009, 12:02 PM
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Let's hope this gets taken care of and to anybody who may have information exposed my condolences.
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Oh my God... I have no words... What the hell do people do now? I assume if Private Messaging information was grabbed, how many members of that forum had sensitive information and conversations?

How did you hear about it, Artyom?
 
 
 


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The official message as it is now on WHT's site:

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This morning, the hacker who attacked WHT initiated further communication. He provided evidence that credit card information on one of our database servers was, in fact, compromised on March 21st.

What data was compromised?
At this point, we know that the hacker compromised and has publicly posted credit card information from our self-service billing system currently used for sticky posts (located at http://myinet.inetinteractive.com). This system was also used for display (banner) advertising in prior to December 2007.

What about premium and corporate members? Or display advertisers?
If you've purchased a premium or corporate membership or you are a display (banner ad) advertiser from December 2007 or later, your data is safe. These products run on a newer billing platform that does not store credit card information.

What is WHT and iNET Interactive doing about it?
If we have evidence or suspicion that your credit card information was leaked, you will be receiving further communication from WHT and iNET Interactive.

Why is WHT down and when do we expect it to be back up?
We're currently doing a full security sweep of our cluster to ensure the servers are secure. The site will be back up once this security review is complete.
 
 
 


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Indeed! HD could really take off, esp if WHT got hacked again.
WHT has a very well promoted name with tons of backlinks and thousands of members that will be popping right back, so I think it won't take a lot for them to rebuild itself into the busiest place again. Of course its great to have a more balanced media and competition is great for the industry, but its just not as easy as it seems.

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Sorry guys, but are these rumors or official commentaries from iNet? I just don't really know how trustworthy Twitter is in regard to informational credibility.

I am just starting to learn more details about this event.
 
 
 
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