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Rascii
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Rascii
United States  
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  10/27/2016

Creatures Caves VandalizedI'm sad to report that a disgruntled member of the Creatures Caves community has vandalized this website. You may have seen general discussions of this in the bibble section and forums, but I wanted to make everyone aware so that we can all work together to restore the website to it's former greatness.

While we may be a small community, we are a strong community, and we will not tolerate anyone committing heinous, mean-spirited acts upon us.

At the moment we are aware of the following issues:
- All of the available Creature Link downloads have been adopted, which means that they are no longer available to download and be enjoyed by community members. If you have posted a CL file and you know that your creature was not adopted genuinely, please PM me and I can reset the post so that no one has adopted it. I will need a new copy of the download file, however, as files are removed from the server upon adoption.
- Many of the breeds, COBs, and adoptions have had their texts scrambled and upload files replaced with spam files. In order to keep the breeds listings comprehensive, all of the posts will need to be corrected.

If anyone is aware of any other issues that were caused, please let us know so that we can bring it to everyone's attention and hopefully work together to find a solution.


- Rascii
 
TheDrunkenNorn

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  10/28/2016

I wish you all luck on this issue. It breaks my heart to see that someone would want to tarnish, honestly, one of the best communities of people that I've seen. I hope that the cleanup isn't too much for the staff.

Maybe they listened to too much Judas Priest lately?


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Doringo
Lodestar

Doringo
United Kingdom  

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  10/28/2016

Almost all of the cobs in this search result are blanked with :P or 8) in either the descriptions, names, or for the majority of them: both.

EDIT: Also the same thing for adoptions.


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FaerieHawk

FaerieHawk
United States  


  10/28/2016

Wow that's awful. |:< I hope you guys don't have too hard a time fixing this...

Between my love of cookies, tea, and the observation of genetics in nature I'm practically a Shee.[ngrin]
 
Zurinsel13

Zurinsel13
Austria  

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  10/28/2016

Wow that really shocks me, who would do something such terrible to our little community?!
I wish you the best luck with fixing the problems >.<


"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others"
-Jonathan Swift

 
lolitiabear

lolitiabear
United States  

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  10/28/2016  1

Aw gee wizz guys, this is terrible! From what they did it seems like a troll did this, or said user decided to troll us. Anyhoo, i hope this issue is resolved quickly, best of luck!

a cool sciency bear
 
Splincer

Splincer



  10/28/2016

You know, if this had been done on April First and it hadn't actually done any harm and was all cosmetic, this would have been a funny joke to play. As it is, this isn't so funny and will probably cause headaches for those who need to fix everything.

I hope it the fixes aren't too hard and don't take too long. Good luck ladies and gents.

 
saintrowfan2

saintrowfan2
United States  


  10/28/2016

I hope things go ok
 
ylukyun
Axe Maniac Diva

ylukyun

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  10/29/2016  2

If you see a vandalized download and happen to have a copy of it (or even just a name/description) please either leave a comment or let one of the staff know via PM, it would be very helpful to us.
 
xan

xan
United States  


  11/7/2016

Huh. I hope everyone who had their agents glassed had them mirrored on their own sites.

Also was it vandalism or a security breach? Should I be worried about my passwords? Mentioning binary files were scrambled makes me suspect it wasn't through the site's administration mechanisms, but I wouldn't know, I haven't uploaded anything to those areas in too long.

 
savannahs11

savannahs11
United States  

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  11/7/2016

The person who did it could only mess with the things they made themself and the creatures on CreatureLink. You don't need to worry about your passwords.

It's a Creatures roleplay!
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


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  11/7/2016

There's no need to worry about your passwords - they just tried to edit themselves out of the website. We're in the process of trying to identify and fix the downloads they wrecked.

My TCR Norns
 
xan

xan
United States  


  11/8/2016

...wait, so it was just one person trying to basically remove themself and their contributions?
 
FaerieHawk

FaerieHawk
United States  


  11/8/2016

Perhaps a friend or family member with ill will got onto their account?

It just seems so surprising that someone from such a tame community would suddenly do all that without a word.


Between my love of cookies, tea, and the observation of genetics in nature I'm practically a Shee.[ngrin]
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


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  11/8/2016

They'd have to be very familiar with the setup of Creatures Caves' downloads section to be able to replace all their uploads with a junk file as they did, and to be able to adopt all the CreatureLink creatures.

My TCR Norns
 
ylukyun
Axe Maniac Diva

ylukyun

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  11/8/2016

xan wrote:
...wait, so it was just one person trying to basically remove themself and their contributions?



The vandalized downloads were all things they uploaded, but most of them were made by other people. They also adopted every available CreatureLink creature as mentioned already, so it seems to be a case of someone trying to do as much damage as they could - which, thankfully, isn't much for a user without admin or mod priveleges.

 
FaerieHawk

FaerieHawk
United States  


  11/8/2016

It's so weird... :| I kinda wish they'd have given some sort of explanation even if it were just a bibble saying "LATER LOSERS LOL".

Between my love of cookies, tea, and the observation of genetics in nature I'm practically a Shee.[ngrin]
 


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