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5/17 Site Attack

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xTwilightStarx

A polished turd.
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Seriously guys, I don't think it's going to take as long as everyone's worrying it will.
It shouldn't be that hard to wait just a little longer, it's not even been 12 hours.
 

Samandriel Morningstar

The Morningstar
Wait,did someone mention giving this stuff over to the FBI/Investigators/Cops?
You do understand these people are far more busy working on proper cases then on a case about someone who hacked a furry website right?
..Did I also see someone say it might of been Isis or something?
Slow your damn rolls people,my goodness.
 

RileySockfoxy

New Member
I wouldn't say that's the only reason. FA's reputation isn't spotless and the site has had security problems time after time after time. I think it's just that people don't want to lose their pageviews, their watchers, build a fresh start, manage multiple sites, etc. And people ARE loyal to FA. FA isn't some huge corporation, we know the faces of the people who run it. We can talk to any admin or Dragoneer one-on-one.

And then there's also the fact that most artists won't move if their watchers don't, and most watchers won't move as long as the artists stay. It's a catch 22 scenario.
Mhm. I'm just worried about my account. I mean, I'm nowhere near success yet, but I'm close to 1200 watchers, which took me a long time, and a lot of improvement to get to. I'm hoping my page didn't get deleted. No WAY I'd be able to build my business back up.
 
The code was distributed at BLFC... which *is* actually in Nevada, so who knows. You may have something there. To be honest, I think the religious fundamentalism motive is a teency bit of a stretch, as that's not a fundamentalist's typical MO. If that had been a motive, someone would likely have CLAIMED responsibility, and so far, that hasn't happened. Certainly it's possible, but that just seems a little far-fetched to me.

Love your art by the way, Krayne.
Clearly, you've never seen what I call a religious nutcase. That's essentially a religious fundamentalist on steroids. They will do ANYTHING to "save your soul."
 

desoto_jellywerewolf

The Jelly Were
If your account is 2 years old, it's in their backup, so they can restore it if it was deleted from the main site.

Also to quote Neer from the other thread..

"We have restored a majority of the content which was lost, and backups restorations are complete. We are currently continuing to perform a security audit on the code to try to find any further issues."

Sounds to me like they were able to recover data that is more recent than the six day old backup.
 
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Deborah Yang

Guest
Ah...wait so...let's say for the past couple days I've been uploading art frequently and made some journals (all of this after the 11th)
Those are all gone now? aiyah...
 

Bourbon.

Member
Mhm. I'm just worried about my account. I mean, I'm nowhere near success yet, but I'm close to 1200 watchers, which took me a long time, and a lot of improvement to get to. I'm hoping my page didn't get deleted. No WAY I'd be able to build my business back up.
I feel you. I was very close to reaching 5000 and I'm concerned about this setting me back.

Clearly, you've never seen what I call a religious nutcase. That's essentially a religious fundamentalist on steroids. They will do ANYTHING to "save your soul."
....You presume that people care that much about furries. Why would they target furries when they tend to be anti-pornography and taking out a larger site like PornHub would be far more beneficial to the ideology.
 

xTwilightStarx

A polished turd.
Ah...wait so...let's say for the past couple days I've been uploading art frequently and made some journals (all of this after the 11th)
Those are all gone now? aiyah...
The journals will still be there, things like that weren't necessarily affected.
And going on what Dragoneer said in his last update, there's a fair chance all or most of your stuff was saved.
 

Athiesh

New Member
More than likely its just someone on a power trip.
Push a few keys, change hundreds of thousands of peoples moods and schedules in an immediate way.
I can understand the temptation even I wholly condemn it.
 

rjbartrop

Active Member
Well, I wasn't trying to come off as defensive, only trying to make a point. After all, FurAffinity is the only site (aside from Twitter) that I post my artwork to. So wasn't trying to come off like that. Simply stating an opinion.

I suppose you're right, on the front of the new site thing. There always seems to be something up-and-coming, but it never quite takes off. Then again, to get a good reputation, you have to be around a long time. FA has been around for a looooong time.

Always is a long time, and there have been sites before that were considered the main site for furry art. Having said that, I can't see FA going away any time soon.
 

Elf-cat

I judge a book by it's cover, & I'm 75% correct!
I don;t get it...whats the motivation? Its clearly not cash otherwise they would have demanded a ransom or something. Why would they devite time to fucking with your website? Its stupid AND cruel to the users.
There are people out there that are completely against furries. It's like almost being racist. Chlorine gas attacks, and web server hackings are only just the beginning. I think it's time that we start making the furry fandom into a secret society. Otherwise these attacks are only going to get worse.
 

AliothFox

That High-Flyin' Foxy
Clearly, you've never seen what I call a religious nutcase. That's essentially a religious fundamentalist on steroids. They will do ANYTHING to "save your soul."

Having been raised by a Southern Baptist minister, believe me, I have seen my share of "religious nutcases." And in my experience, they'll annoy you to "save your soul," but they usually want to take credit for it too.

But now we're getting into a discussion about religion on a thread about site status, which definitely cannot end well for anyone involved.
 

RileySockfoxy

New Member
I feel you. I was very close to reaching 5000 and I'm concerned about this setting me back.


....You presume that people care that much about furries. Why would they target furries when they tend to be anti-pornography and taking out a larger site like PornHub would be far more beneficial to the ideology.
You'll have to link me to your FurAffinity! I love drawing, but I love looking at art, too. :3
 

Bourbon.

Member
There are people out there that are completely against furries. It's like almost being racist. Chlorine gas attacks, and web server hackings are only just the beginning. I think it's time that we start making the furry fandom into a secret society. Otherwise these attacks are only going to get worse.
Cut it out with the fearmongering. Almost all "attacks" on furries are done BY furries who are just PO'd about something or doing it for laughs.
 

Krayne

New Member
Clearly, you've never seen what I call a religious nutcase. That's essentially a religious fundamentalist on steroids. They will do ANYTHING to "save your soul."
Good point. They wouldn't even take credit because the honestly believe in this soul saving bullshit, and think they are helping us by doing so.
 

supersonicbros23

Appearance: unoriginal; Personality: out to lunch
Biggest Little Fur Con - it's a furry convention in... I wanna say Reno?
No wonder. [insert Hell joke here]
i'm just waiting here like a patient roo reading everyones comments. why? idk i'm kinda bored lol
I know this isn't funnyjunk but I'm going to reply to this with an image.
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That phone will ring any minute telling me everything is fine.
 

Coelacanth1938

New Member
There are people out there that are completely against furries. It's like almost being racist. Chlorine gas attacks, and web server hackings are only just the beginning. I think it's time that we start making the furry fandom into a secret society. Otherwise these attacks are only going to get worse.

Going secret would only make things worst. People think the worst of us already, and secrecy will only confirm their fears and suspicions.
 
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