Was RTB hacked?

Please ask any questions you have about the workings (intended or in error) of the site in here.
User avatar
TomCotton
Vampire Slayer
Posts: 721
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:52 pm
Location: USA

Was RTB hacked?

Postby TomCotton » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:52 am

Was this site hacked for a while? For a few days another site came up instead of RTB.org. It had a bunch of Tolkien looking links, but it was some sort of credit card help site. :wtf:
§Doug§ AC000000 Eamus Catuli!!!!
Audere est Facere
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away." Philip K. Dick

User avatar
Candy Kane
Psychic detective
Posts: 2679
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Candy Kane » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:06 pm

There was a problem with the hosting but it's resolved now. I contacted Cassie and O to let them know what had happened and they sorted it out.
To err is but human, to forgive divine, and to design is AWESOME! :8

User avatar
shireling
Frodo's Stewed Coney
Posts: 6415
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:37 pm
Location: Mordor? Make it so!

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby shireling » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:24 pm

Thanks for doing that!
Image

'By Elbereth and Luthien the Fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me! Engage!'
Avatar courtesy of Candy Kane, Webmistress Extraordinaire and Slayer of Trolls

User avatar
Candy Kane
Psychic detective
Posts: 2679
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Candy Kane » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:32 pm

No problem. I went to reply to a post that came up in my notifications in my emails and found an advert farm where my beloved forum used to be. I recognised it for what it was and... you know the rest. I'm glad it's sorted now.
To err is but human, to forgive divine, and to design is AWESOME! :8

User avatar
TomCotton
Vampire Slayer
Posts: 721
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:52 pm
Location: USA

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby TomCotton » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:27 pm

OK, thanks. Din't need no stinkin' credit card. :D

I want my, I want my, I want my RTB.
§Doug§ AC000000 Eamus Catuli!!!!
Audere est Facere
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away." Philip K. Dick

User avatar
Candy Kane
Psychic detective
Posts: 2679
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Candy Kane » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:20 pm

It's all good. Back to the chattin'!
To err is but human, to forgive divine, and to design is AWESOME! :8

User avatar
shireling
Frodo's Stewed Coney
Posts: 6415
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:37 pm
Location: Mordor? Make it so!

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby shireling » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:56 pm

TomCotton wrote:OK, thanks. Din't need no stinkin' credit card. :D

I want my, I want my, I want my RTB.

Same here :)!
Image

'By Elbereth and Luthien the Fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me! Engage!'
Avatar courtesy of Candy Kane, Webmistress Extraordinaire and Slayer of Trolls

User avatar
MsBrandybuck
Wyvern
Posts: 408
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:25 pm
Location: NC, USA

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby MsBrandybuck » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:50 am

Yay! It's back.
"Today is a good day to die."
— Worf

User avatar
Halasian
Crimebuster
Posts: 219
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 1:20 pm

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Halasian » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:41 pm

Apparently the hack messed up my account in that I can't log in at home from my macintosh computers. I tried clearing the cache but it didn't seem to make a difference. I also tried registering a new name but it would repeatedly give me the 'accept the terms' page. I tried it here at work on my Windows 7 and no problems. I'll try using Safari insteade of Chrome and see if that make a diff.
Dunedain Ranger in the Shadows

User avatar
Candy Kane
Psychic detective
Posts: 2679
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:17 pm

Chrome is a rubbish browser. Try Firefox. I have no problems with that. The problem you're experiencing may be with your browser or computer.
To err is but human, to forgive divine, and to design is AWESOME! :8

User avatar
Halasian
Crimebuster
Posts: 219
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 1:20 pm

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Halasian » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:42 am

Two different Macintosh computers will not log in here using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. It's doubtful that both computers have problems when it is only this site they won't log into, and only since that hack/re-direct a week or so ago. I guess if this is the way it is, it is what it is. Take care everyone. Its been fun Ringbearer/Balrog - 2001 - 2012.
Dunedain Ranger in the Shadows

User avatar
Candy Kane
Psychic detective
Posts: 2679
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Candy Kane » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:18 am

I'm sorry you're having this problem, really I am, but there's nothing I can do about it on my end and you're the only person reporting this. If clearing cache and cookies doesn't work I've no idea what to suggest.
To err is but human, to forgive divine, and to design is AWESOME! :8

User avatar
shireling
Frodo's Stewed Coney
Posts: 6415
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:37 pm
Location: Mordor? Make it so!

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby shireling » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:12 am

:( :( :(
Image

'By Elbereth and Luthien the Fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me! Engage!'
Avatar courtesy of Candy Kane, Webmistress Extraordinaire and Slayer of Trolls

User avatar
v0id
Mome Rath
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:38 pm
Contact:

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby v0id » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:30 pm

Are you accessing the site by www.rememberthebalrog.org or rememberthebalrog.org?
If the former, try dropping the 'www'

User avatar
Candy Kane
Psychic detective
Posts: 2679
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 7:36 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: Was RTB hacked?

Postby Candy Kane » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:38 pm

They need to be made to resolve via a 301 redirect. Hang on, I'll see if I can do it via the backoffice.

Edit: can't do it from here.

Edit 2: I've put in a request for a 301 redirect with the Big Kahuna and hopefully he'll sort it out from his end.
To err is but human, to forgive divine, and to design is AWESOME! :8


Return to “Questions/Problems”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest