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We're back - unexpected forums outage

An exploit in our software was taken advantage of by some hackers who linked to a malicious site. It appears there was a little over 4 hours between the time it happened and the time we took the servers offline Thursday.


In an effort to minimize damage to the board we opted to shut everything down while we investigated the issue and formulated a game plan. Our team (server admins, programmers, and software vendors) coordinated and developed a plan to remove the malicious files and secure the servers. We believe that forum members should not have any system issues associated with this so long they didn't visit the malicious site AND install anything.

While the service interruption was unfortunate, it was important to us to make sure this issue was fully addressed before returning to business as usual. Protecting our community from this kind of intrusion is paramount and we'll post more info here as it becomes available.

We thank you for understanding
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Well done and thanks!

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Wow, fast repair sometimes forums stay down for days with an attack like that Good work support staff

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Excellent... thank you very much.

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Great work!

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Nice work just would not be a good day without a skip through the club touareg site


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Black 05 tdi with extra bits!!!!!!!
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