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(2/3/2003) After being hacked, the QB community joins forces to help bring back QBasicnews.com to it's original splendor.
Sometimes, life throws an extra challenge for the wings. For QBasicNews.com, the challenge involved building itself back after a group of hackers undid the site from the top down.
"The forum was 'hacked' (i.e. using an old security flaw in phpBB 2) and the 'hacker' was able to rearrange and move/delete the majority of posts. Although not all was lost, but at the moment the site and the database that it relies on is quite mixed up," explains QBasicnews.com webmaster Wildcard.
Members of the QB community gathered at the QBasicNews forums after the incident for investigations and to offer their support. Since then, a majority of the QB articles have been retrieved, and new headlines have been printed in place of the old ones. As a precautionary measure to make sure that a similar incident doesn't cripple QBasicnews.com, automatic back-ups are also being made of it's contents on a weekly basis.
Article Written by Vance Velez, Editor
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