Ridetherock.com hacked???

Discussion in 'Canada' started by gtnl, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. gtnl

    gtnl n00b

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    Edit: As of Oct. 27, 2013 - RTR is back! Not quite in its former glory yet, but Rome wasn't built in a day! :) Thanks for all your hard work Jon!
    Steve


    Some inmates on ADVrider also frequent ridethrock.com.
    Rtr has been unavailable since yesterday (Saturday, Sep 15). When you try to link to the forums page you get a page saying the site has been hacked. I have no idea what's going on behind the scenes... This is only an FYI.
    Steve

    Link to forums:
    http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/forum.php

    Edit: link no longer shows hacked page info, just an error. Hopefully that's a good sign!
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  2. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    They only cut the hands off thieves, right? That's a shame.
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  3. ZEmann

    ZEmann want to be riding

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    people with nothing better to do than sit in a dark room in their moms house jack off and mess with other peoples chit need to be eliminated
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  4. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    Strange indeed.
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  5. Delboy

    Delboy n00b

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    Ahhh...so it's not my wonky computer! I've been trying to find out what happened.
    Hope you don't mind a couple of pics taken over the past few days.

    Outside of Port aux Basques.
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    en route to Lark Harbour
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  6. alb

    alb Adventurer

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    Funny thing is GTAM has been hacked this morning as well.

    Who the F. thinks "Hey I am going to prove my chops by hacking a motorcycle forum. The boys down at hacking central won't question my street cred after this."?
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  7. Newfiebullet

    Newfiebullet Been here awhile

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    RTR seems to be still down. but now with this message...


    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access /index.html on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


    I don't know if it was hacked, or just crashed, but it's a drag either way.
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  8. Newfie Rider

    Newfie Rider Been here awhile

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    Huy guys...Backdraft here. Hopefully Jon and the others will get the site up and running soon.

    Rick
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  9. TREE

    TREE Interloper

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    Time to call in the Newfoundland Liberation Army . . .

    These hackassoles have no idea who they are messing with. :nod
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  10. gnurob

    gnurob Adventurer

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    Been there. I had a site about Newfoundland events hacked once... it took about 18 hours but I tracked down two German students and had them expelled from their university.

    Security is very complicated and outside the possibilities of most home boxes. However, it looks like this web site is hosted in the US. Chances are the RTR owner/admin JP is very frustrated as their system is down and beyond their control. On the other hand, it could be a full host so they're responsible for their own programming. An upgrade could have gone wrong and the owner just hasn't had the time to recover from the problem.
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  11. gtnl

    gtnl n00b

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    Not sure if the image attachment will work, but I'll try.
    Here's a screen cap of the forums page from the day after ridetherock.com went down. Doesn't look like a crash to me! :)

    [​IMG]
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  12. tedmarshall

    tedmarshall Been here awhile

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    Positively Un-Canadian. Wold love to "out" the perps. Keep me posted.:wink:
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  13. TREE

    TREE Interloper

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    Hi Ted :wave
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  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Definitely unCanadian....gotta be from somewhere else...a Canucks would have apologized in the writing :D

    Hope they get it sorted, love the rock forum :nod
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  15. Harris_NL

    Harris_NL Adventurer

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    Ride the Rock is still down, hope to see it back soon!
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  16. tedmarshall

    tedmarshall Been here awhile

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    I feel dis-connected. Anything I Can do from here in good old Chicago? Any leads I could work on?

    Ted
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  17. ZZ-R Rider

    ZZ-R Rider Captain Fantastic

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    I am a member of another motorcycle related website and the administrator has emailed me twice to inform me that someone made several attempts to log in under my user account, but were unable to because of incorrect password ... the site admin provided me with the I.P. addresses of the perps and I checked 'em out ... one was from St. Petersburg, Russia and the other from France ...

    Hacking asshats should all get a kick in the nuts!
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  18. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Phew! Thought maybe I was hammered and tried to log in with the wrong username!!! :rofl
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  19. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Just like the Cod.........She's gone b'yes...She's gone. :cry

    I hope I am wrong but I suspect the bullshit of last year combined with the hackers has beaten the administration of the site into submission.

    My personal thanks to Coolhand and his former mods for all the hard efforts. It was a pleasure to get to know a lot of the members over the past few years.
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  20. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Ditto! I'll miss that place. Good times.... :cry

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