MRISG – Hackers and Spammers

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Since the publication of the MRI Staff List 2007 there have been several attempts to hack the MRISG servers.  These have been serious attempts to overcome server security.

There have also been some attempts to hack the administrator login accounts.

Please be aware that none of these attempts has been successful and Dream Host have been informed and are actively investigating the origin and identity of the attacks.  If these hackers are identified Dream Host will refer the matter to the FBI because they clearly breach Federal Law.

It is also worthy of note that the number of attempts to post spam on the blog has significantly risen.  503 spam messages have been deleted today and 387 users registered on the site who either use know spammer e-mail addresses or come from IP addresses know to be used by spammers.  This increase does not affect the operation of the blog as automated protection is in place to prevent such abuse.

MRISG Members can rest assured that both server security and personal security is taken very seriously.  As a team of highly qualified IT experts maintain this website and forum for you no successful incidents of brute force, SQL Injection, cross-site scripting, back door injection, automated injection, remote injection etc… have occurred although it is known that many attempts have been made in the past 3 years.

It does make the MRISG Administrators wonder why the sudden increase of attacks on or around the 3rd year anniversary of this website going live.

I leave that to members to comment.