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If you visit UOLedger.com, a word of warning.

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Adam

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As per the chat log

Tancred RedStar:is UOLedger currently hacked?
Tancred RedStar: I just tried to go there and got connections all over eastern Europe and the site won't load, lol

Tancred was right, the site doesn't appear to load and comes up with a maintanance message, but the site opens many connections to european/russian IP's when you visit it.

Indeed, several of the sites that get automatically pulled to your browser, are blacklisted by Google and Trend micro

See - Norton Safe Web, from Symantec - report for icq-mobila.ru
And - TrustedSource - Query Result for www.icq-mobila.ru

(The two links above are SAFE to click)

I would advise NOT visiting the site, at least until the owner comes here and updates us as to it's status.

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Thanks for sharing this, I used a google-cached version of the website to find the owner's ICQ and sent him a message alerting him to what's going on. If anyone knows him personally and has a faster way to contact him, I highly recommend it.

The first thing he should do is shutdown his site, then look at the logs and file modification times to find out what changed and when, and then how and from where and lastly fix/patch and then bring it back up.

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Our beloved UOLedger.com was taken by Russian hackers. The website administrator, Asimo, is trying to fix the problem.

Meantime, thank you for your warning, Adam, and thanks to everyone for your patience.

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https://addons.mozil...refox/addon/722

This addon will block all java, flash, and other scripts from running on firefox. You can add sites to an exception list to allow your trusted sites to function.

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What is UOLedger, and is it back up?

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What is UOLedger, and is it back up?

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The UOLedger.com is a site designed to bring the UO community real-time, breaking news items, editorials, player profiles, polls, etc. Unfortunately, the site was attacked and is in need of repair.

It is not back up yet. :-(

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Our beloved UOLedger.com was taken by Russian hackers. The website administrator, Asimo, is trying to fix the problem.

Meantime, thank you for your warning, Adam, and thanks to everyone for your patience.


Glad to hear he's aware of it
I tried to ICQ him, at least the ICQ I found on his profile anyways.

[rant]And wow, I posted this warning on here and on Stratics, because I know people use the site and had a feeling it might be infecting people's pcs with trojans

The response on stratics (no real surprise) was the total opposite of what I got here

On stratics I got accused of running a "Smear campaign" and called a "greedy !!!" by another posters

And people wonder why I never recommend Stratics anymore[/rant]

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Urgh. True. I have never understood the competitiveness between some fansite members who seem to think they must fight off all references to other parts of the community, as if they stand to turn a profit.

I have my beefs with Stratics, largely that it needs heavier moderation, and their forums tend to be laggy and sluggish at times. But enough of the /rant.

Fansites are often targeted by hackers, because in many cases the owner can't afford the same security a company run site has, and giving a warning when one is taken over is simply looking out for others, not trying to capitalize on someones misfortune.

But can we just cut russia off from the internet or something? Constant hacker attacks from up there are getting to be annoying.

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Sorry about what happened on Stratics, Adam. From the UOLedger.com's perspective, the warning was past due.

When Tazar asked, I told him that it was OK with the Ledger to keep the thread running: the Ledger is certainly not in competition with UOForums.com. However, once the other posters got started (especially Enigma, who is banned from UOForums for being a brutish churl), he did not want it to get further.

Regardless, we at the Ledger appreciate the warning.

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Well if you guys need any help at all, please feel free to PM me.

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Just got an update from the website admin. According to Asimo, it seems that

the script it's asking people to download was maliciously put into every index.php file on the site, and other code was removed somehow. To retrieve the lost data I'd have to go to a backup of UOLedger that was taken in August . . . .

If the website is recoverable, our newer content will be lost. He's still trying to figure out what to do. Hoping for the best.

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That sucks :(
He should ask Godaddy for any logs they might have as to how the data was hacked like that

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He should make a backup of the current state first, so any new data may possibly be retrieved from that *if* an old backup does have to be restored...
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It was sad to see what the thread devolved into on Stratics.

Daily backups, with logs and files stored both on- and offsite, can really save your butt and just needs a cron job.

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It was sad to see what the thread devolved into on Stratics.

Daily backups, with logs and files stored both on- and offsite, can really save your butt and just needs a cron job.


Hear hear! I too learned that the hard way about a year ago! I now backup each night to a NAS in a different building than my house, where my private server is, so that even a fire will not damage my data...
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Yeah, the thing is that, as Adam can probably attest, off site backup is expensive.

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According to this Stratics thread, it will not be back.

The Final Verdict on UOLedger.com - Stratics Forums

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thanks for letting us know. Interesting.

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A real shame . . . :(





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