Ever since this site was purchased it's gone downhill... If I wasn't such a bored person with no life I'd just stop coming here..
If you have suggestions on what we can change or make the site better, or to tell us what's wrong with it, you can start a thread and start suggesting ideas and changes you'd like to see. I can bring them up with the mod/admin team and we can all work together to fix the issues.
The article fails to mention it was suspected to be a third party plugin. This breach is on countless sites across the internet and not just limited to ours.
Their system was compromised and they grabbed user data for us and thousands of others. We cleared our part of the breach and went this route to further security. This is also in place as many members on the internet use the same or similar passwords across all things they use.
These tech blogs don't ever get the full story, they just have hearsay and run with and embellish it.
We cannot go into detail at the moment as it is being dealt with on a legal and law enforcement level.
I was waiting for someone to bring that up...
Now that the door has been opened-
Hey admins (from VS) what are you gonna do to protect the data you purchased a few months before you got hacked? A lot of people had to go through crap that wouldn't need to be done had you safeguarded everyone's info.
Great Job VS-
And while you're at it- apologize to everyone for lying to us about why we need to change our passwords-
I wasn't going to bring it up- but since someone already did
As mentioned above. The breach is suspected from a third party plug-in and it was their system that was scraped. We are dealing with the issue and have been since we were notified.
We are implementing many behind the scene changes. Hosting changes have already been done to isolate communities from one another and prevent any future compromise, and we’re working on enhanced encryption that will reduce the likelihood of a dictionary attack on data.