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    Forum malware?

    Getting unwanted pop-ups and nags, some very offensive. Please correct.


    Regards,
    T.C.
    See my completed Magic Pie V5 rear hub motor E-Bike build HERE.

    #2
    I can confirm I am seeing porn/game popups too.

    Jose

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      #3
      As am I - all browsers and platforms - haven't tried off my home network though.

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        #4
        None here but then again I have all the scripts blocked except electricbike.com

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          #5
          We have been trying to fix it, as it relates to a broader issue that is in part why we had to revert from a backup last week. Hackers got into the server and buggered it up, and we are doing what we can to fix it rather than reverting the entire electricbike.com server to a far earlier backup from a month ago, which is obviously not ideal.

          Can you describe where this was and what it looks like?

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            #6
            Ok I'm seeing it now when I turn off adblock. I'll see what I can do.

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              #7
              There is a good chance we may need some downtime and reverting to a backup. The modules they used to serve the ads have been removed from the channels they were on, but whoever was somehow able to hack both the Electricbike wordpress instance and the forum with the same ads must have had root access, which means we may need to take additional action to clean it up. Sorry about this guys.

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                #8
                Bummer for us, but major suck and work for you guys paxtana. We'll just have to be patient and see what ya gotta do.

                Jose

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                  #9
                  No issues as of this A.M. Pax, thank you very much for taking care of this ASAP, and for keeping this forum up and humming along. I salute you. Cheers!
                  See my completed Magic Pie V5 rear hub motor E-Bike build HERE.

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                    #10
                    So far, so good today. Prior, I was getting very persistent demands to update flash.

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                      #11
                      Glad to hear it. I can't take much of the credit though, we had to bring in professionals to deal with it.

                      Thankfully they managed to avoid needing to revert from the earlier backup. Would have sucked to lose a month of forum posts.

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                      • reed scott
                        reed scott commented
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                        Good on you guys. One of those 'Flash' pop ups got me years ago on another site. Very nasty. I trashed the computer and got a new one. It was old anyway.

                      #12
                      just gotten exactly the same issue. redirect as i clicked from the parent site to the forum.

                      quite glad i spotted this post. i thought i had won an iphone, but fortunately its just malware...

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                        #13
                        I get the pop ups only when I click on user settings. So many pop ups that the page is unusable.

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                          #14
                          Thanks for the heads up Dshue I have fixed it.

                          If anyone sees that sort of thing anywhere else let me know!

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by paxtana View Post
                            Thanks for the heads up Dshue I have fixed it.

                            If anyone sees that sort of thing anywhere else let me know!
                            That was fast! Looks fixed on my end.

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