"This is when using different passwords for all of your many services pays off"
You said it. There's absolutely no reason to use the same password for multiple services when this is happening SO DANG MUCH. It's getting ridiculous!
The passwords were salted and hashed from what I've read, so it's not likely they would soon be cracked.
The real lesson is "Patch Your @%#&". Apparently they were using an old version of the *proprietary* (i.e. non-open-source) forum software vBulletin to run the boards. Classic.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Score another one for FOSS?
Unless this was a "just because I can" thing...I can't imagine why. Email addresses & locations?
As of 9:00 PM Sunday, still down.
*starts devising new passwords for multiple services*
This increase in attacks is getting ridiculous. Yeah different passwords are a good idea but this just shouldnt be happening.
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