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    FORUM ISSUES currently being repaired.

    Hello all,

    Recently we have had some kind of hack using malicious tools to disrupt the forum. This prompted Google to blacklist this site and render it 'unavailable'

    Harley has managed to 'un-blacklist' US from Google and has done some repairs in the admin CP and has the forum up and running again. It's a nasty hack and we don't fully understand who, how or what exactly caused this intrusion.

    You may experience odd hiccups until we properly fix.

    This malicious/malware hack is embedded across the forum, as far as we can tell, so we've opted for the simplest fix, which will take some time to implement.

    We think the access was made through the 'new registrations' portal...

    1: HARLEY's going to install a brand new fresh copy of vBulletin's latest version. This will quarantine all malicious/malware hacks within the old version.

    2: All content existing in the old version (the entire Forum) will be set to a 'read only' archive, quarantining the malware.

    3: This new version once installed and operating, will offer us a brand new fresh forum not unlike Avalon way back in 2008, where we set up a brand new platform and archived the old version.

    Please be patient and we'll get it sorted...fortunately our membership is small so minimal disruption...
    Last edited by Ross; 09-29-2017 at 05:51 PM.
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    Re: FORUM ISSUES currently being repaired.

    Also, there's no issues with infection outside of the vbulletin software.
    Last edited by Ross; 09-30-2017 at 09:37 PM.
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    Re: FORUM ISSUES currently being repaired.

    Bump....
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