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    Council Elder Tallstar's Avatar
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    The Apocalypse Actually Happened...Online.

    Saw this message from Cornboy on FB.

    FANtastic Exclusive forums come to an end...but will rise again.

    In the last few months the Fantastic Exclusive forums have been targeted by a series of malicious hacker attacks with the worst attack occurring on 12-21-12. This attack seems to have also included the Four Horsemen being locked out of admin abilities on their own forum. It now seems like this is a deliberate attack, rather than just spam-bots sneaking in here and there.

    Despite our best efforts, the Forum no longer offers the level of security necessary to protect it from hackers and self-replicating spambots, so other than this particular forum, we are shutting these boards down and we are currently in the process of revamping the site using a different platform. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but we are going to try to archive some of the existing threads and topics to be added to the new forums. Keep your fingers crossed.

    We expect the new site to be up and running by February 9th, 2013 if not sooner. In the meantime, while you are waiting for the revamp, please come check out some of the Four Horsemen related websites listed below, including our recently-launched site celebrating our newest licensed property, the Power Lords!

    - CLASSIC OUTER SPACE MEN ARCHIVES: http://www.melbirnkrant.com/outerspacemen/
    - NEW OUTER SPACE MEN: http://www.melbirnkrant.com/return/index.html
    - THE OUTER SPACE MEN ANNEX: http://www.melbirnkrant.com/osmannex/index.html
    - POWER LORDS: http://www.powerlordsreturn.com/
    - FAN SITE FEATURING MANY FOUR HORSEMEN RELATED PROPERTIES http://www.itsalltrue.net/
    -FH-

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    Eternian Arashikage King Kahn's Avatar
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    sad day but can't wait for new forums
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    Lumpy Space Person Brad2dbone's Avatar
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    Malicious hackers should all get kicked in the gonads!

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    Mightiest Mortal Captain Marvel's Avatar
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    Ugh -- stupid hackers, neat to see that the FH are moving so quickly even with this time of year being rather busy for folks. It seems like these malicious attacks are on the rise lately -- it's rather disappointing that there are so many people out there who get their jollies ruining everyone else's day (or computer).

    My laptop was hit when a group carved into the Consumerist this past July -- they turned the website into a mill to infect other computers with a fake security software calling itself Live Security Platinum (since then I've read about similar attacks on other sites, just changing the name of the fake security software).

    I don't know how that particular group of hackers did it, but their automated stuff skipped right on past my laptop's security software like it wasn't even there. Once on my laptop the hacker's fake security software crippled McAfee, I ended up downloading Malwarebytes which seemed to do at least some good, there were some changes to McAfee that it couldn't take care of. Thing became busy enough since then that I haven't had time to get the laptop fully up and running and my McAfee subscription, came with the laptop, ended this month so I plan on checking out a few alternatives.

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    while that is a shame and the hackers were not very nice to do such a sucky thing... I am not sure hacking the 4H's website could be classed as the apocalypse, not much in the way of world ending ultimate destruction going on
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