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#1 Admin

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 00:56

Dearest Members of our Fountain Pen Nut House,

Due to a security leak in the board software, someone injected a link to a phishing scam site into a message here, in order to collect member ids and passwords. Essentially, upon entering one of two specific topics, an error screen was brought up indicating there was an error, asking to re-enter member id and password, on a rather badly designed login type page, with the error message above it.

The leak has been fixed by Invision, and the fix was installed, and a bunch of other security measures executed such as deep level file scans on the server. However, there may be more topics compromised, we don't know yet. If you do encounter such a topic, please report it directly to our admin "wimg", backchannel. He will deal with these issues, if there still are any.

We suggest you all select a different skin than the default one, and actually we have done so for you already. All IPB Default skins have been reset to Vault. This makes the scam extremely recognizable, as it is done in the IP Board default skin - to get a screen from a different skin for error and other messages than the one in use is impossible.

We also suggest that anybody having used a misformed login screen upon encountering this error to change their passwords asap. There can't have been many people who would have been caught, as this was fortunately caught very early on. There are likely no more than 5 or 6 members at most who could have fallen into this trap, we believe, based on views of these two topics, and only if they did re-enter their passwords of course. The miscreant on this site who did this has been dealt with as well.

We are working with INvision to see if there are other measures to be taken, and we will keep you informed.

Warm regards,
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#2 MTS2

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:23

Thanks FPN! Love this place.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:52

Way to go 'Team FPN' !

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:34

Thank you for dealing with this so quickly and for keeping this place up and running!

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#5 landrover

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:46

Excellent work from yourselves.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:40

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:57

Many thanks for doing all you can to keep us safe. :thumbup:
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:35

Keep up the good work!
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:43

Kudos for guarding the bridge, and I had wondered what had happened. :thumbup:
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#10 wimg

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:47

Well, all is fixed again, we have re-enabled the 3 topics involved.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 15:12

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#12 View from the Loft

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 15:35

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 15:52

Thank you. Excellent work!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 16:14

thanks for the quick actions and watching over us and our safety. :thumbup: feels very comfortable. A dance for you all :bunny01:
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 16:58

I was wondering why my screen looked so different! I am glad that I could find the notice of the problem and why my screen looks this way. And thanks for being on top of this phishing. :thumbup:

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 17:15

Thank you very much for protecting us! :thumbup:

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 17:47

Thanks a lot for the prompt action to fix any security issues! It's reassuring to know that FPN takes security measures seriously.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 18:17

Once more the powers of good prevail! :thumbup:
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 19:16

Thank You So Much Wim!
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:06

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