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Author Topic: DC Live Chat Feature Offline Until Further Notice  (Read 1267 times)

Stephen66515

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DC Live Chat Feature Offline Until Further Notice
« on: August 14, 2011, 11:41:59 AM »
Due to an attack on the servers at mibbit.com, Mouser has decided to disable the live chat from the DC forum until further notice.

If you would still like to chat with us on IRC, please download something like mIRC and connect to #donationcoder on the efnet network.





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Mibbit AJAX IRC client service being hacked. The proof of hack is further backed up by Mibbit’s official statement. Mibbit is a web-based client for modern web browsers that supports Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Mibbit connects to IRC from anywhere on almost any device. There are Mibbit and hundreds of IRC networks for places to chat. The Anonymous sabu tweet that the Mibbit Chat network was Hacked and he had posted a Pastebin link on the tweet about the Mibbit details. On the pastebin Data there where many Personal Data and many links.

 The Mibbit had detected the unauthorized access to the server which runs their blog. Mibbit shut it down and began investigating . Later today at around 8pm GMT Mibbit shutdown the IRC services after it became clear that several pieces of backed up data had been accessed maliciously from another server, tools.mibbit.com.

 Mibbit now know the data's included The personal information of 9 Mibbit operators including their names, accounts and e-mail addresses . A backup of nickserv data from April 2011 with up to 10,000 user nicknames and their credentials andTwo sets of backup data for one operator user account PMs and Channel logs, used for testing are Leaked. Currently Mibbit are working on securing and restoring the affected services. Mibbit are treating this as a significant and malicious attack on Mibbit services which impacts users and which has placed user data at risk. Mibbit are continuing to work to remedy this situation and bring back affected services online as quickly as possible. Mibbit asked apologies for the disruption, inconvenience and difficulty this attack has caused to you and your users. As Mibbit have updates about the attack, the backup data which was stolen from tools.mibbit and the next steps to recover services we will share it via the blog and the #help channel.

http://www.thehacker...-service-hacked.html

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Re: DC Live Chat Feature Offline Until Further Notice
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 11:45:44 AM »
Just a quick follow up:  Nothing was hacked on the mibbit client, so nothing to worry about from user's perspective.  It was intrusion into the mibbit servers and they've taken mibbit chat service offline themselves for the time being.  You can read more on their official blog here: http://mibbitblog.blogspot.com/

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Re: DC Live Chat Feature Offline Until Further Notice
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 11:56:24 AM »
Bummer. Will this actually force me to install a real IRC client?  :o Any free recommendations *besides effing mIRC*? In case anyone hasn't noticed, *mIRC is not free*! :P

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Re: DC Live Chat Feature Offline Until Further Notice
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 01:36:19 PM »
I use AdiIRC.  MDI, UTF-8 compatible and free.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2011, 05:18:26 PM by skwire »

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Re: DC Live Chat Feature Offline Until Further Notice
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 04:46:42 PM »
Thanks skwire, right up my alley!

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