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7/14/09 11:01pm - Original Message: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Attention All C3VR Members:

Either a human, or more likely a computer program, infiltrated C3VR (and the other VR sites plus TopVetteSites.com and CorvetteClothing.com) tonight around 6:30pm ET, 7/14/2009 using a method called "SQL Injection"

It was done very cleverly, unfortunately, which allowed the attack to work.

What this attack did was update almost every record in every table in the database to include a piece of code that caused a virus to be downloaded to the computer of anyone browsing the site.  If you came to any of the above listed sites after the attack occurred, if you had good virus protection installed and running at the time (like I do) you were likely alerted to the issue and not affected by it.  However if you were unprotected your computer may be infected and you should immediately run a virus scanner on your system.  If you don't have one, I can recommend "avast!" They have a FREE version for home use.  You can download it here:
http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Unfortunately, the attack was so severe that I had to restore the database from a backup that was made at 2am ET this morning, 7/14/2009.  That means that anything anyone has done on any of the sites since then is gone.  If you posted any messages or made any changes to anything on the site since that time, it is gone and you'll have to repost messages and redo those changes.

As for going forward, I have made changes to the site code and the database security settings that should prevent this type of attack from occurring again.  On the bright side, the last time we had a problem with the database and I had to restore a previous version, the version was much older than 16 hours!  After that incident I put a process in place to backup the database daily at 2am ET so the most we'd lose is 24 hours of updates.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may have cause you and know that I regret not being better protected.

Also, please note that your private information was NOT compromised.  This was an attack to UPDATE the database, not READ it.

Thank you for your continued support.
 
Adam Wartell2009-07-14 20:12:18

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7/14/09 11:21pm - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

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I'm sure glad everything's back up to speed, Adam.  I tried to get on about 5pm CDT and my AVG Anti-Virus program wouldn't let me on.  It said you had an Exploit Script Injection-357 infection, so I knew there was a problem.   Now that you have that taken care of you can head to Mystic tomorrow with peace of mind.  Have fun, take care and keep us up on whats going on.
 
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7/15/09 1:45am - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Apache Junction, AZ - USA

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1982,150K,Renegade CFI,Hooker Side Pipes,85 fuel pump,Bilsteins,HD suspension, Aluminum radiator, SharkBar/w 5-Point Restraints. 3:73 gears coming soon.

Joined: 10/15/2006
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My Trend Micro software took care of it without even telling me there was a problem, so no problem here. Hope everyone else is good!

Looks like I will need to redo my "CFI  Renegade" post as it is now gone.

Good job at taking care of this as fast as you did Adam!Thumbs Up


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7/15/09 8:14am - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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It also cleared out any P/Ms anyone sent/received during that time....
I haven't found any infections on my puter yet...so far...knock on wood...


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7/15/09 8:57am - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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I was on the site at the time of the ATTACK.  My Norton told me about the oroblems for me.  Great Job of informing everybody.  Just goes to show you that you gotta use some kind of protection all of the time !!
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7/15/09 11:42am - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Thought I was going to have withdrawals when I couldn't get on Cry. Kept trying, no way. But, I'm OK this morning Wink. Way to go Adam Clap. Now that the crisis is past, we hope you all will have a great gathering Thumbs Up.

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7/15/09 2:54pm - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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[QUOTE=Adam Wartell] ... That means that anything anyone has done on any of the sites since then is gone.  If you posted any messages or made any changes to anything on the site since that time, it is gone and you'll have to repost messages and redo those changes. ...
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Oh shucks and words to that effect...!!!  Angry   After being out of town for a few days I had responded to several posts, replied to multiple PMs, and did some other admin-type stuff - several hours of work lost becuz some jerk-off gets their kicks from doing stuff like that.  Sorry for the rant.  Just frustrating is all.


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7/15/09 3:30pm - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Cramerton, NC - USA

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black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion

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My anti-virus went crazy too but I couldnt tell it was from this site, I think Im "OK", hope others fared as well.  Phill, Im looking forward to that renigade post.

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7/15/09 5:19pm - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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[QUOTE=Norsky][QUOTE=Adam Wartell] ... That means that anything anyone has done on any of the sites since then is gone.  If you posted any messages or made any changes to anything on the site since that time, it is gone and you'll have to repost messages and redo those changes. ...
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Oh shucks and words to that effect...!!!  Angry   After being out of town for a few days I had responded to several posts, replied to multiple PMs, and did some other admin-type stuff - several hours of work lost becuz some jerk-off gets their kicks from doing stuff like that.  Sorry for the rant.  Just frustrating is all.
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Tell me about it!
4 hours to fix it.... 4 hours that I could have been packing for Mystic (and maybe not forgotten my name badge!) 
4 hours I'll never get back.

Thanks jerk-weed, whoever you are!Angry



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7/15/09 8:37pm - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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But, look at it this way ..... how dull life woud be without these "little problems"  tee-hee
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7/15/09 8:38pm - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Hang em high Adam!!!Thumbs Up  You fix those virus bastiges!!Angry

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7/15/09 9:53pm - Reply: 'VIRUS on C3VR 14-Jul-2009: PLEASE READ'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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[QUOTE=Adam Wartell] Thanks jerk-weed, whoever you are!Angry[/QUOTE]
 
Forgive me Adam. That's poetry. And un"censor"able Wink. I wish I could think that clearly under such a stress factor without spewing words that make me sound like an idiot. Carry on El Presidente, you da man Clap Thumbs Up.


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