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What the hell happend?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by justmeron, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    For the past couple days everytime I tried to come to this forum I would get a pop up to download an unknown program, and couldn't see the forum. I tried on 3 diff puters with 3 diff IP's. Was BHW hacked, or just doing maintence? Anyone know?
     
  2. loclhero

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    i thought someone crammed some f-ing ppi onto my computer....lol. i emailed the guys this morning and luther replied immediately that they were having server issues. once i googled "zend" i figured it was some server side issue
     
  3. bfellow

    bfellow Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yea, it was a Zend issue. Tried it on both Windows XP and Ubuntu. Its working now, thank God!
     
  4. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    Yeah I though oh shit, a virus. The forum has been busy and a little slow in loading lately. Hope the server was improved on. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. RoscoeT

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    Naw, it was either an apache or PHP/Zend bug for sure.
     
  6. randy69

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    Here's a copy of the email I sent to another member of this list. I thought it was just me, but I searched another (un-named) BH list, and reports you were down were found.

    I was a bit frustrated as I had a possible solution if it wasn't just hosting problems. I would have liked a "normal" email address to contact one of the mods.

    Anyway, here's the letter.
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    Like yourself, I'm a member of Black Hat World too. We have had some communication before re programs.

    I can't seem to access the site: www.blackhatworld.com at the moment, it seems to have 'gone off the radar'.

    We tried from another PC, same result. It just defaults to a php file called 'login.php', I'm asked to open that, and I get a redirect to a message, (with a link of course), that the zend optimizer (for php files), is not installed.

    Also, I usually receive email messages from Black Hat advising me of new posts, - none arrived today.

    Do you know if the site is down, hacked, removed, or just died?

    Help required, since I enjoy contributing to and using this forum, more than any others.

    Cheers.

    randy69
     
  7. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    yeah, I also googled black hat forums today and found another forum that gave the same responce as BHW. So apparently we werent the only ones affected, or on the same server? What ever it was. I was looking for a possible explination posted somewhere.
     
  8. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    Thanks Dave for he fixed it. I've went around other forums to find any of our admins/mods online somewhere to find out what happened. The case was handled professionally.
     
  9. Essential Clix

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    Yeah I was wondering WTH was happening. I kept getting a prompt to download a PHP file... I figured someone had hacked the forum.
     
  10. MaestroDelWeb

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    It looks like a PHP problem to me. I had the same problem yesterday after I re-built Apache on my server. I'm still having the download problem though (maybe I have to clear my cache).
     
  11. niche1

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    I have to go through a proxy even now.

    I will try clearing things and see what happens.

    Glad to see things are ok here.
     
  12. antx16

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    If the host has upgraded the PHP you should change the htacess file to 664 that should sort it out or 644 its one of the two
     
  13. niche1

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    I cleared all of my private data from FireFox and the forum is back!!!

    Glad to see everything is back in order!
     
  14. tms12

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    man, i thought someone hacked into my pc since this was the very first site i was trying to log in. i did shut down the pc right way and rebot the router,pc, modem everything offfffff i was scared for a bit :)
     
  15. engine102

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    Glad to see it is back up! Thanks for all the hard work in getting it up and running again, I was starting to have DT's.
     
  16. antx16

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    luther13z excuse me for being blind i cannot see the donation button to send a few bucks to dave
     
  17. metalan1

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    im using opera now. it still doesnt work with firefox for me...
     
  18. Olly

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    It still doesn't work in Firefox for me, only IE unfortunately :(
     
  19. Fouad Aslam

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    I too was worried yesterday. I thought it had been hacked or something. searched madly on google for any info. starnge thing is everytime google said"did you mean to say blacklightworld?"
    glad to see everything is back on course now. Thanks Dave, (although being ultra new here i donot even know who dave is.)
     
  20. antx16

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    im using firefox and its working fine for me , try clearing your private data and cache