MyBB Twitter & Staff Account Hacked.

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

  1. BrandonSheley

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    Twitter is smarter then you think ;)

    I edited my post above is the team hasn't followed through yet.
    Twitter is big, they will get back to you if you contact them.
     
  2. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    They contacted Twitter from the sounds of it, and it's been a week.
    This isn't "taking a few days". I'd give it two weeks. If Twitter doesn't respond by that date then, the account is probably gone.
     
  3. BrandonSheley

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    I hope they don't give up that easy..
     
  4. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    Leaving things in limbo for a few months or however long it takes isn't great either, especially the situation with the "blog sidebar" where it's pointed at a hijacked account.
     
  5. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Agreed. I'll raise it internally.

    We did. Within an hour of us being alerted to the hack, we had contacted Twitter. They responded late last night/early this morning (or that's when Tim alerted us to the fact he had received a response at least), asking for the original email address. We have now provided that to them.
     
  6. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Just found out Chris has contacts who are ex-Twitter employees and he's had the issue escalated :) Should hopefully be regaining access soon.
     
  7. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    Hopefully, it won't take another week for them to fix the situation. Well, it's good that Twitter is finally making a move.
     
  8. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Shouldn't be, if Chris's contacts have some pull (see my ninja post above ;)).
     
  9. BrandonSheley

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    Nice, it shouldn't be much longer then. :)
    I had access the next day if I remember right, or it might have been two.
     
  10. saadhana

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    finally, it looks like MyBB team gained the access back (tweet)
     
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  11. Danielx64

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    Now go and lock that account down!
     
  12. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Already done :) As soon as we had access back, we changed all the passwords and email and removed the password from the private thread.
     
  13. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    There don't seem to be any blog posts on MyBB.com about this incident.
    Details on what happened would be nice.
     
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  14. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    Seems like an oversight. I've mentioned it internally, as it's up to the community team to handle blog posts. Thanks for alerting me.
     
  15. Danielx64

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    Any news on the staff member who was hacked?
     
  16. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    The staff member who had their account compromised is currently having a few personal issues unrelated to this matter. He's currently taking a short break from active involvement.
     
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  17. Danielx64

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    Thank-you for the heads up, a rather sad coincidence if you ask me :(
     
  18. Azareal

    Azareal The AtomBB Overlord

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    It's good that it's an oversight, and not some sort of PR move (considering the number of scandals around MyBB lately, that was one possibility which was going through my mind). Another thing which would be a good blog post would be one on MyBB 2.0, which was only really mentioned on Twitter and.. On TAZ.

    A quick skim over MyBB's Forums doesn't bring any topics about the screenshots either, I might have missed something though.
     
  19. euantor

    euantor MyBB Lead Developer

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    A post is apparently lying as a draft waiting to go out once it's been read over and confirmed.

    Regarding the screenshots, there will be a full blog post once there's more to confirm and there is enough detail to actually warrant blog post. otherwise, we'd be busier blogging that developing. For now, we're trying to keep 2.0 development to this thread: http://community.mybb.com/thread-99746.html
     
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