MyBB Twitter & Staff Account Hacked.

Discussion in 'MyBB' started by Azareal, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Cheers Ryan, I'll mention it and we can look into it.
     
  2. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    The Twitter account seems to have gone quiet. Maybe, the culprit has gone to sleep?
    They were picking a number of fights on Twitter before.
     
  3. R44

    R44 Asperger's Network? Absolutely.

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    About bloody time!

    If you mean the one with me, that wasn't a fight, that was a dropkick "antagonising" me.
     
  4. Jake

    Jake Developer

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    More like you acting like an immature child.
     
  5. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Yeah, they seem to tweet a few, then delete them and go quiet for a while, then rinse and repeat. I'm not quite sure why exactly...
     
  6. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood XenForo Add-On Developer

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    Could write a script that uses twitter's api to post.
     
  7. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    That's one of the solutions I was thinking of actually ;) I'm considering writing a plugin to allow reading mentions, DMs etc and sending tweets via Mod CP, all done via OAuth configured by the admin. I just need the time to do so, and other projects currently have priority.
     
  8. R44

    R44 Asperger's Network? Absolutely.

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    Your hacker gained access to that part of the site. So how is that more secure than now?
     
  9. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood XenForo Add-On Developer

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    They'd be able to tweet but MyBB would be able to shut that down quickly. They wouldn't lose the account.
     
  10. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Exactly.
     
  11. John Yoerger

    John Yoerger Coder/Designer

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    I'm honestly not surprised anymore.
     
  12. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    It's been almost a full day since the last tweet. Did they get bored?
     
  13. R44

    R44 Asperger's Network? Absolutely.

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    Funny you should bring that up, Azareal

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  14. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    No idea. I don't think we've had a response back from Twitter yet either, unless it's come in while Chris is away.
     
  15. R44

    R44 Asperger's Network? Absolutely.

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    Maybe "it" is back at school?
     
  16. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Quite possibly.
     
  17. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    Day Three. The culprit has been quiet for quite a while, although MyBB still hasn't reclaimed control over the account yet, from the looks of it.
     
  18. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Nope, still no response from Twitter at all. 3 team members (including Chris, the project manager/starter) have contacted them, with no reply whatsoever. I'm not particularly impressed.
     
  19. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Any news on this? Also I read that one of the staff account was banned, is that still the case?
     
  20. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    That is still the case. The staff member in question seems to have dropped off the face of the earth, he's banned on MyBB, and another forum he was an administrator of. We've contacted him via Skype, email and Facebook with no response, which is quite worrying.

    Twitter are not responding to any communications that we send. We've tried tweeting them (Twitter) and emailing them, but have had no response at all. Very poor form on their part.
     
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