wiki.wandboard.org hacked/spammed?

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wiki.wandboard.org hacked/spammed?

Postby martin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:40 pm

Looking at http://wiki.wandboard.org/index.php/Main_Page
today (11.06./12.06.2014) there's something to read about
"Choosing the correct foods for your diet can be a challenge. [...]"
and many other strange non-wandboard content if I browse through
other "Random page"s. Since I had some problems with a MediaWiki
based installation myself in the past, this looks like another case
of a hacked webpage. Looking at
http://wiki.wandboard.org/index.php?tit ... on=history
the first spam edit seems to be at 01:07, 11 June 2014
Can someone check this and clean it up/do an update if necessary?

http://wiki.wandboard.org/index.php/Special:Version shows
MediaWiki 1.21.1
PHP 5.3.9-1~dotdeb.2 (apache2handler)
MySQL 5.0.51a-24+lenny5
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Re: wiki.wandboard.org hacked/spammed?

Postby Tapani » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:12 am

Thanks for letting us know.

It is the 2nd time now the bots have outsmarted us (had a spam explosion end of last year -- which we dealt with), and again the number of spam articles are exploding.
The spam edits started a few days ago, it seems like.
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Re: wiki.wandboard.org hacked/spammed?

Postby passport » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:56 pm

Bots are still running wild. My suggestion, disable account creation, remove bot accounts and admins can create accounts to those who request such on this forum for example.
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Re: wiki.wandboard.org hacked/spammed?

Postby synportack24 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:39 pm

passport wrote:Bots are still running wild. My suggestion, disable account creation, remove bot accounts and admins can create accounts to those who request such on this forum for example.

second that idea.
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Re: wiki.wandboard.org hacked/spammed?

Postby Tapani » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:46 am

Gosh. :(

We hope to move to a new server relatively soon, when we have to clean up the wiki etc.

This is one of the surprises to me from the whole WB project: how difficult it is to keep spammers out from a website.
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Re: wiki.wandboard.org hacked/spammed?

Postby wandboard » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:18 pm

Happy New Year everyone.

We moved the wiki to a new server. Took only few minutes and we were spammed again by some massive bots.

New user creation and anonymous editing has been disabled for now. If you have articles you want to post. Send us a message on this thread and we will create an account for you by hand.
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