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Postby pwhodges » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:46 pm

In case anyone's not aware, ANN had its paid-up and active domain name stolen from under its nose and moved to another registrar, pointing at a different (useless) server. Also their Twitter account was taken over and deleted (it's been replaced, but the old content is lost). The ANN servers are untouched, but their mail is also compromised (change of MX records). Until the domain name is recovered, which is in process, but could take weeks, you can get to any ANN link by changing the .com to .cc for now.

The attack was a social engineering effort against the owner's cell phone company, and is known to have failed three times before a fourth go succeeded. Here's a description of the attack.
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Postby Ray » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:53 pm

I'm suprised Noone else here brought this up before you did.
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Postby Joseki » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:08 pm

Why they got hacked? Is the usual "random hacker got bored"?
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:16 pm

I spent some time talking to Zac about it at Otakon. Sounded rough. He lost his personal Twitter account because someone was able to recover access to it from compromised email accounts. He wasn't able to get Twitter to give him back his account, so now he's got a new one.

What a mess.

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Postby pwhodges » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:29 pm

Fuller details than the link I gave before.

As for why, you'd have to ask the hacker - because they could is as likely a reason as any.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:00 am

Yup, Linus from Linus Tech Tips suffered the same sort of attack. This is why I don't link my accounts with my phone number anymore.

But hey, Apple, Yahoo, ask me a 300th ******* time, maybe now I'll play ball.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:24 pm

For those who wanna know, I believe the problem has been solved (at least with my computer anyway) since the link used with .com now works. The .cc link is still available just in case but just thought I should let you all know.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:05 pm

Thanks - it must have been fixed in the past three days, as it was still broken when I checked as recently as that.
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