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Author Topic: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors  (Read 2295 times)

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The KLOV message board was hacked by scammers/ransom jerks today... couple of long-term posters had their accounts hijacked and fake for-sale threads started under their identities.  The site is offline now (roughly 3PM Eastern time on Tuesday the 22nd), putting in a place-holder here for news and for posters to check in.

If you have an account there and are reusing your username and/or password anywhere else, probably a good idea to change at least your password(s) now...
« Last Edit: March 22, 2022, 02:57:24 pm by alfonzotan »

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2022, 08:43:47 pm »
Greatly appreciate that alert!
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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 10:47:21 am »
I'm here.  Totally forgot i had a username already.  At any rate, if anyone needs me,  contact me via email, or through facebook for the moment.

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 12:45:26 pm »
Log in(s) has been disabled but the site responded so it seems there is progress being made.


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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 12:50:52 pm »
Log in(s) has been disabled but the site responded so it seems there is progress being made.

Good news, thanks for the update.

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2022, 07:52:56 am »
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Oops! We ran into some problems.
While we work on the system, the abilty to log on is turned off. It may not return until mid-weekend.

Looks like it might be more serious than just brute forcing passwords.

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2022, 01:55:22 pm »
New update added:  "Current ETA: Late Saturday (or earlier) -- everything back online."

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2022, 02:38:54 pm »
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Oops! We ran into some problems.
While we work on the system, the abilty to log on is turned off. It may not return until mid-weekend.

Looks like it might be more serious than just brute forcing passwords.

I think  forum software issues due to multiple users passwords were compromised. Definitely not a brute method. Username and password system was exposed.
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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2022, 02:51:41 pm »
That sucks.

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KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2022, 02:53:14 pm »
Sucks indeed

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2022, 07:58:13 am »
The site it back up, with some limited functionality.  Check the main forums page for the update banner.

Thanks everybody, especially the BYOAC community for the thread space.

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2022, 08:03:41 am »
Would somebody please pass the word to the KLOV admins that I changed my password as soon as I saw what was going on last week, but before the site went down?  It looks like I have one of the "lucky" locked accounts.

thanks...

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2022, 08:13:30 am »
Another update, it looks like the same creeps also hit Pinside. Worth checking around, BYOAC mods...

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2022, 10:06:09 am »
Thanks for the comms channel (this thread).

MFA I'm sure would go a long way toward preventing password reuse attacks.  MFA can be painful for some, could always make it optional, but have the capability there to start.

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2022, 10:29:37 am »
Not sure if it's funny or sad that BYOAC is so irrelevant that hackers won't target us.  A combination of both, perhaps?

 :cheers:

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2022, 11:31:05 pm »
KLOV was on my to-join list, but I think I needed an invite, so it never happened.

Guess I was lucky, in the end.
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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2022, 11:36:01 pm »
My account at klov is so old, I made it back when you had to register at the disease forum and back your way into klov.

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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2022, 12:06:43 am »
I just visited there, to see what the requirements are. And no, I will NOT be supplying my phone number or address, or joining up with Paypal to make a donation.

Looks like I can cross that forum off my list.


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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2022, 08:08:08 pm »
Klov is an acquired taste. Not quiet sure why I am there laughs. I got beer stories that I will be happy to share with at zapcon.
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Re: KLOV forums hacked, placeholder thread for news and/or survivors
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2022, 11:58:48 am »
probably password recyclers who had their passwords stolen in some other breach, then used the same credentials on KLOV.

i still get notifications from steam that someone is logging in and I'm getting a 2FA code sent to me.


probably a good idea to run your email address(es) though haveibeenpwned and see how screwed you are.