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    WHT.us hacked?

    I was sittmg here on my cell and went to wht.us - appears it's hacked. Got scared for a moment there..but WebHostingTalk.com was fine .

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    Oooh..yeah..looks like a muslim hacker took them down...

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    heh, I'd bet he thinks he hacked WHT
    It tried to load a Quicktime object when I visited. Wonder what that was...
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    Heh, wont even resolve for me.

    Hehe, bear... wonder what that Quicktime object was? Oh.. its a virus... scanner... yeah, just load it and you will be safe! /sarcasm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machen - Limestone View Post
    Heh, wont even resolve for me.
    Yeah same here.
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    Does it not bother the WHT staff that many of their members rely on a domain they do not own? This would make me feel "uncomfortable", especially when it doesn't work right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    Does it not bother the WHT staff that many of their members rely on a domain they do not own? This would make me feel "uncomfortable", especially when it doesn't work right.
    If wht.us redirects to wht like I think it does how does it get hacked in the first place? Shouldnt it just redirect



    I can just imagine the owner making a identicle forum and once they log in bam phishing site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    Does it not bother the WHT staff that many of their members rely on a domain they do not own?
    We have no control over how members choose to access WHT, or if someone chose to graciously redirect a domain to here. Personally, I've never used the "wht.us" version, preferring to visit once and bookmark.
    Quote Originally Posted by darkeden View Post
    If wht.us redirects to wht like I think it does how does it get hacked in the first place? Shouldnt it just redirect
    It would appear at first glance that it's a defacement of the index page, which probably means that they were using a header redirect, and the hacker defaced that index page. Had it been htaccess or a DNS redirect, you'd never see the hack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    We have no control over how members choose to access WHT, or if someone chose to graciously redirect a domain to here. Personally, I've never used the "wht.us" version, preferring to visit once and bookmark.
    Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    Does it not bother the WHT staff that many of their members rely on a domain they do not own? This would make me feel "uncomfortable", especially when it doesn't work right.
    I think Theo is still holding out to sell that domain to iNET.
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    The story thus far:

    A script kiddie attack on a range of IPs, on domains hosted on an apparently unsecured server (that's the pitfalls of shared hosting). The perpetrator made sure all subdomains/addon domains displayed a page with supposed "muslim" content. Looks like a provocation, rather.

    The server is being rebuilt, from what I was told and then the /home will be restored. It's unfortunate and only the second time in 10+ years I've used shared hosting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob View Post
    I think Theo is still holding out to sell that domain to iNET.
    No, I offer it as a free redirect to WHT users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    Does it not bother the WHT staff that many of their members rely on a domain they do not own? This would make me feel "uncomfortable", especially when it doesn't work right.
    If you don't like it, don't use it. Simple as that. It's the first time in almost 5 years that the WHT.us redirect fails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeden View Post
    I can just imagine the owner making a identicle forum and once they log in bam phishing site.
    I am the owner, so sleep confident knowing that nothing malicious exists there. Hopefully it will start working again in the am tomorrow. I've just edited the DNS & host records at the registrar.

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