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    Hey all,

    As you probably saw, we were compromised briefly today. Thankfully nothing was severely damaged, just the templates which we have since fixed. Unfortunately, it does look like part of the user database may have been compromised. We do not know to what extent, but it would be best for you to change your password for forums and possibly your e-mail account, if they shared a password.

    I apologise for the inconvenience, and we're putting in even more protection so this doesn't happen again.

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    This is reassuring. The same person has been doing this to multiple forums, such as Smogon and PokemonGTS.

    It is very possible that they will strike at another big forum, so we should watch put for that as well. I also have something interesting to PM you Joe.....
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    Last time something like this happened was in 2005, was it? I am glad that the hackers could not inflict much damage... yes, we should definitely be more cautious...



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    Yeah it worried me until I checked your twitter.
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    Well, I am glad everything was fixed quickly. Several other places have been hit with these sorts of events lately, some lasting longer than others. Good to know that this was both short, and non damaging.
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    Thank goodness nothing happened. I believe in you, serebii, so I'm now okay. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. Luckily I had more informations by your Twitter acount.
    Thanks to you now, the site is now in perfect shape.
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    Here's their Twitter. Aside from that, I have nothing else to say bar that I'm glad that it's over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerseusRad View Post
    This is reassuring. The same person has been doing this to multiple forums, such as Smogon and PokemonGTS.
    Yeah, and it looks like Smogon is still down. Seriously, though, that woke me up for sure. Good thing nothing too serious happened. I also remembered why I always keep my sound muted. :S
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    Is there a way to stop this guy's rampage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelrush View Post
    Is there a way to stop this guy's rampage?
    Pretty sure if someone were to contact the FBI he could get in legal troubles.

    Listen to your admin.

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    It would be best for no further action to be taken by you guys due to it possibly causing the issue to escalate
    Last edited by The DragonKnight; 27th June 2013 at 9:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The DragonKnight View Post
    Pretty sure if someone were to contact the FBI he could get in legal troubles.
    possibly. he has been hitting a ton of other forums, so there is a lot of evidence or whatever.

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    No wonder the XY skin disappeared on my screen, but luckily nothing was severely damaged and thank you Serebii for fixing the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParaChomp View Post
    Here's their Twitter. Aside from that, I have nothing else to say bar that I'm glad that it's over.
    Has that guy nothing better to do than deface sites? >:c
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    Quote Originally Posted by The DragonKnight View Post
    Pretty sure if someone were to contact the FBI he could get in legal troubles.
    I would be glad if that happened. He deserves it. Why did he do that, anyway? Just for fun?



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    It would be best for no further action to be taken by you guys due to it possibly causing the issue to escalate

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    thank goodness serebii is up and running....it's like we have so many frnds here....!!

    edit : yes awildmew maybe just for fun
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    I have to say that I wasn't very worried since I believed that things like this happen to big forums all the time but going trough these comments revealed that this really wasn't that common at all. But, I glad everything is safe and I trusted the Serebii staff to fix the problem soon. And it was a quick and good work (fixing the problem, I mean!), big thanks to everyone behind it.

    I discussed about this with my friend who has also signed here and we though about the possibility that the guy is ex-Pokémon-player who accidentally failed to catch a shiny Rayquaza (or something else as epic) in his/her game and now seeks revenge to all Pokémon forums. Oh, maybe better not joke about this but I think that might be a valid theory... or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpoinkyPearl View Post
    I have to say that I wasn't very worried since I believed that things like this happen to big forums all the time but going trough these comments revealed that this really wasn't that common at all. But, I glad everything is safe and I trusted the Serebii staff to fix the problem soon. And it was a quick and good work (fixing the problem, I mean!), big thanks to everyone behind it.

    I discussed about this with my friend who has also signed here and we though about the possibility that the guy is ex-Pokémon-player who accidentally failed to catch a shiny Rayquaza (or something else as epic) in his/her game and now seeks revenge to all Pokémon forums. Oh, maybe better not joke about this but I think that might be a valid theory... or not
    well...i know wat happened.....
    i guess he is jelous of my legit shiny celebi.....bwahahaha......xD

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    I wouldn't worry about this too much guys , Joe is awesome and the forums were back up in under an hour. I trust him to handle any bad stuff that comes our way and so should you.

    But ya don't forget to change your passwords and all that good stuff just to be on the safe side.
    Last edited by Archangel; 27th June 2013 at 9:30 PM.

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    Nah, I'm good.

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    I think we should just try and forget about it, clearly the person who did is looking for a reaction.




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    Wow, even Serebii got hacked. Glad you guys could fix it soon. As for Smogon, it looks pretty much like their web server got completely wiped. I hope the content wasn't lost.
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    I was wondering what was going on with Smogon. Good to hear that things are under control again here at Serebii.

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    Out of all things you can possibly hack why pick pokemon related sites?


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    Quote Originally Posted by zombieoverkill12 View Post
    Out of all things you can possibly hack why pick pokemon related sites?
    Maybe revenge for past supposed wrongdoings to them, or just because they hate pokemon, who knows?
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