Technical Difficulties

Last night around 4 AM ET, Crashburn Alley, along with several other websites hosted by InMotion Hosting, was hacked. It looked something similar to what is shown in this video:

The blog has been restored and everything should be good to go now, but you may have contracted a virus if you tried to access the blog while it was compromised. One of my followers on Twitter says his virus scanner caught four copies of “downloader”, so run a scan on your computer to make sure you haven’t been compromised as well.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Additionally, thank you to InMotion Hosting for their immediate response to this issue and pain-free resolution.

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3 comments

  1. Sean

    September 26, 2011 04:19 AM

    Yeah, I got greeted with that last night when I tried to check the site. As far as I can tell, it didn’t put anything on my computer.

    Glad to see the site back though! I was worried.

  2. Rob

    September 26, 2011 01:19 PM

    haha who would hack your website? Must of been someone who actually watches the games..

    Anyway welcome back

  3. Brad Markle

    October 03, 2011 11:23 AM

    Hi Bill,

    This is Brad with InMotion Hosting. I just wanted to stop by and mention that I did take the time to decode the hacked file, and didn’t find any malicious content there. You can find the details here:
    forum.inmotionhosting.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=37875

    Also, if any of our users are by chance reading this and still need help with a blank / defaced site, they can find more help / info on the issue here:
    forum.inmotionhosting.com/viewforum.php?f=57

    Thanks,
    - Brad

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