What Happened There?

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What Happened There?

Post by Apollo »

I am guessing like most of you, i have been unable to access this site all day, and i was just curious as why?

was it a hacker or something? :shock:
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Post by Neo »

Yes, the website was hacked. An exile not far from City 01 got into the system and obliterated the X-matrix. All files were deleted, including the sister site X-treem.net.

I have been on the phone across the world for the past day resolving the problem. It is now clear that the perpetrator was a 19-year-old Egyptian operating from the city of Alexandria, Egypt.

His name is Mustafa Ahmed Khames and his e-mail address is vantom__@hotmail.com.

His efforts were caught early enough to prevent any loss of data from the forums and measures are being put in place to prevent this happening again. This was a security breach of the main web servers at the hosting company and affected a number of other accounts also.
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Post by Apollo »

i saw that e-mail early today on this site! :shock:
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Post by pittykitty »

I'm glad neo was able to stop him, before he got any further. Something has to be done to prevent any mor hacking or hackers like him.
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Post by woodley »

Hehe... I thought I was getting framed for it because I looked at the single topic on that pirated copy of vBulletin and the guy's location was Alexandria something (now known to be in egypt). But I thought it may be Alexandria, VA, where I live.
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Post by Trix »

I was also at school looking and saw the forum coded in arabic.. makes sence now.
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Have any idea what their motiation was?
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Post by Trix »

Um... star wars fan out to eliminate the competition?

Neo: I'm also wondering how you were faring with X-treem, since, and I may be mistaken, it's the website of the company you work for? I'm just curious and wondering if everything is ok.
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X-treem Software is my own company that I run in my own time from home. The company I work for is MMI where I am a hacker writing software for the greater good.
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Post by ThomasAnderson »

I didn't know it was arabic. I got the site H-Sphere when I searched for the forum, and when I looked around in x-matrix.net, I got a forum with weird text.
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Post by Apollo »

was it was reading right to left then it was probably the same arabic site Trix and I saw, it had an name at the top think it was Voda or something like that
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Just for fun I tried signing in - I think it worked. However, I was at a loss as to how to sign out.

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Post by Apollo »

lol i done that, although i got kinda confused if i done it right or not :?
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I saw bright flashes on my screen when I tried to log on, and then it showed it normal, that was just earlier today.
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