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FanGathering Safe Again!

About a week ago, we were hacked. We apologize profusely to any of you who have had to avoid the site over the past few days, or worse, were infected by it. πŸ™

Thankfully we are safe again, and hopefully that will have been both the first and last time we ever have this problem on FanGathering!

We have a “Half-russian hacker” to thank for fixing the site. They wished to remain anonymous, but asked me to share this video with you. Thanks hacker!

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24 responses to “FanGathering Safe Again!.” Join in!

  1. Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down…

    That’s just one of the songs that you’re ashamed to say you actually quite like πŸ˜†

    Thanks anonymous hacker!

    *continues to sway in computer chair and click fingers* XD

  2. Anonymous hacker, we owe you!
    Thanks so much. πŸ˜€

  3. FAB,
    It will get stuck in your head though. Trust me, you’ll be hating it later on! πŸ˜€

  4. Thank you so much! Finally we can use fangathering again.
    Well. Should there be update for the Time Paradox by now?

  5. is the fanart and fanfic page safe now?

  6. Anonymous Fanboy April 24th, 2008 at 8:52 pm 7

    Thanks white hat hacker! also thanks for rickrolling us! (seriously, the rickrolling part was kind of mean) so maybe that’s the price we pay eh?

  7. LEP,
    Yep, they’re safe again. There is still a problem with the gallery, but thankfully, it’s just an aesthetic one. No more security threats!

  8. Half-Russian Hacker April 25th, 2008 at 12:50 pm 9

    Anoymous Fanboy, actually you’re quite lucky for getting just an optional RickRoll. My original plan wasΒ to redirect all mainpage-requests to RR, but then another slightly similar incident elsewhere made me realize that it would be just too mean so I didn’t. πŸ˜› Now I kinda regret that because it would’ve been awesome to rickroll 100+ people or so. :DOh, btw, you just Lost The Game.

  9. Cool. I can finally get on the FanFiction Archive again.


  11. Private k stewart May 1st, 2008 at 10:53 pm 12

    YEY, thank you Hacker!

  12. when the art gallery goes normal again?

  13. Yay! Thank you anon hacker! FG is safe again, WooHoo!

  14. Thanks hacker! I gotta learn how to hack sometime…

  15. That hacker wouldn’t be /b/ by any chance? We’ve all been rick rolled, that’s for sure… Anyway, thanks!

  16. Lol, ask /b/. XD

    And we all Lost The Game, too. XD But more importantly, FG is safe now. Thank you, hacker! πŸ˜›

    And oh, LEP, the fan art gallery should be fixed when MM gets to it. I think the settings have to get restored since the virus messed up the page numbers and albums.

    /EDIT: Oh, by the way, has anyone’s computer got terribly infected by trojans? Send me a PM on the forum and I’ll try to help you out. πŸ˜›

  17. Artemis_luvr#1 May 7th, 2008 at 4:47 pm 18

    YAY, HACKERS! (the good ones that is :D) Thanks a ton Half-Russian Hacker! (are you really Russian) Now MM just needs to fix the gallary. Can’t wait. Thanks again!!

  18. Please don’t tell me it was a shock site infection? I didn’t see it, but if it is something like “Last measure” (dont look at up for the sake of your computer) then your comps is severely in trouble.. what was it?

  19. No, it definitely was not “Last measure” [don’t look it up, it’s an evil shock site].

    The script basically bombards your computer with a ton of malware which uses your machine to participate in dirty internet practices such as clickfraud and spam. Your computer basically becomes their zombie and pawn.

    Speculators say that the notorius cyberterrorists identified as the Russian Business Network are behind all of this. [Sounds like a storyline out of the Arctic Incident, eh? πŸ˜‰ ]

  20. Heh, it ain’t me. It’s one of the brethren :DWe are Anonymous,We are the legionWe do not forgiveWe do not forgetWe help small forums that like Artemis Fowl :DNo really, thanks Anon Russian Hacker πŸ˜€ Rick roll was a nice touch, although I agree that posting youtube version of it was silly :DAnd dunno, it’d be cruel to post the other one, since there are 9 years old on this site, but then you could have at least required all the staff to have pedobear avatars for a month πŸ˜€  :DThanks again, see ya on 4chan πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  21. /b/, since when RickRolling has been only-for-4channers/Anonymous? I don’t go to 4chan… XKCDers and IRC-users likes to RR a lot, too (…and thanks to Mr. Munroe for introducing me (and other xkcders) to RR, now half of the people who knows me doesn’t trust my links any more. Including MM :D). πŸ˜› Pedobear… No, I don’t like it so much. But otherwise the avatar-idea sounds good. (Or even better, force EVERYONE to use same avatar, like on DeviantArt’s April Fool’s :P)

    Artemis_luvr#1, yes, half of my family comes from Russia, but I don’t know the language ~at all…

  22. Cool dude, cool. My best friend is russian. Drop this place a line if you’re back anytime.

  23. TotallyshockedwithFrogSprinkles June 24th, 2008 at 6:43 pm 24

    Holy s***. So THAT’S what happened. My PC was down for THREE MONTHS because of what that worthless hacker did. I had to rehaul the system and am even now still re-installing things.

    Thank you, Half-Russian Hacker. I don’t suppose you could track him down and burn his circuts?

    Wrong, I know, but it would feel so good. >:)

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