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    I am an administrator of the EllinForest forums. I run this community along with another administrator, my friend, who is a customer of vBulletin.
    He does everything server related. Unfortunately, he hasn't signed on for a long time and I'm not able to contact him.

    Just a few minutes ago, the board went down for ''maintenance'' and said it would be be up within 48 hours. I thought it was my friend disabling access, however, when I refreshed the page, it said it has been hacked by Team Animus.

    If you visit the website right now, it still says it has been hacked. How is this possible?!
    I cannot access the admin control panel or do anything! If I try to log in at the control panel, it refuses me to enter.
    This is bad timing because I cannot contact the other administrator.

    What can I do to get the board back to normal and how did it get hacked in the first place?...
    Last edited by Spadow; Wed 4 May '11, 3:13pm.

  • #2
    I'd guess it's the same as this:



    • #3
      Yes, thank you for the link. I'm worried, so I didn't really look for other topics related to this issue.


      • #4
        get a ticket into Zach with the info he mentioned. I'd say it's just a defacement not a total destruction of your site. It'll probably be fine. Good luck.


        • #5
          Same happened to my site

          I'm assuming they got in through a security flaw in vBulletin? (I was using 3.8.7) so I may just convert away from vBulletin.


          • #6
            Do you use the hack advanced forum rules?
            I buy 420 forums


            • #7
              Originally posted by Alfa1 View Post
              Do you use the hack advanced forum rules?
              yep i have disabled it on all my forums.
              i was fighting them off on my main forum, while i was doing that, they attacked my other forums.

              anyone know how to get rid of the "Hacked by Team Animus" under all members stats, i cant seem to locate where they have done this.
              i updated user titles back to default but it still shows.

              Teen Forums | Chloe Moretz | Teen Celebrity


              • #8
                Instruction how to remove

                Last edited by Trevor Hannant; Thu 5 May '11, 2:58am. Reason: Made link clickable
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