Database Reverted Into Earlier Version Due To Apparent Attack

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Sometimes at around 6am Central Time on April 21, 2014, Best Gore’s database was corrupted after a person used avatar uploader to upload a corrupted file onto the server. The action paralyzed normal functionality of the website by causing several issues, including avatars and most comments not showing.

At this moment we do not know whether the action was accidental or deliberate. Either way it caused a problem that kept growing so in order to stop further corruption of the database and restore normal functionality of the website asap, we have reverted to an earlier backup of the database.

As a result, we have basically gone back in time about 18 hours so all comments and all new accounts registered within that time period were lost.

We apologize for this inconvenience. The longer we’d let it go on, the worse it would get.

Also, until we find a way to prevent similar attacks, we had to disable local avatars. Thus, default avatars served by third party service called Gravatar are served. Those of you who wish to have a custom pictures would have to register with Gravatar.com and upload it there. It will automatically reflect on your comments here and all other sites that use WordPress.

Again, we’re sorry for the inconvenience. We would certainly prefer to use our time on something more productive than have to spend 18 hours trying to figure out what paralyzed the site. So it certainly wasn’t a pleasant experience for any of us either.

Author: Acneska

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132 thoughts on “Database Reverted Into Earlier Version Due To Apparent Attack”

  1. I had just logged back on today, been on hiatus since may. Thanks current admins for stopping it from getting worse! πŸ™‚ (yeah suckup comment but I mean it….. 3:40am need more caffeine)

    1. My old avatar pic was from 2012 and it ended up being reverted back as well. Gravatar only works for wordpress users, bestgore users accounts aren’t considered an official wordpress account and Gravatar won’t allow me to login. πŸ™

  2. At first I thought it was an internet connection issue on my part but then I noticed something was wrong when new comments were not uploading and all the avatars were blank after a few hours.

    I guess some people don’t like the truths we say, eh…

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        Are OG and MMG universally known acronyms? Have heard of IBM, NBC, USA, etc. I suppose if you are a teenager, then the other two are equally well known. But what about grownups? Is it right to leave them out.

  3. I have been away for the Easter break logged back in yesterday typed lots of comments and none of them appeared. I cannot be bothered to do them all over again. I hope you all had a great Easter, gunky is still around!

    Thank you to those who are taking care of the website and making it safe for all of us.

  4. It really doesn’t surprise me that this would happen. I’m growing more and more paranoid about my fb anti-government native pride group being infiltrated. I keep seeing more and more chatter about people wanting to do something to rise up. Some of them are genuine I’m sure. But its scary to think that some of them are just bait by paid informants.

    1. Would it be rude for a white person to hand out the bumper sticker that says ” Sure you can trust the government. Just ask an Indian!” Just saw this on a car that also had Native Pride and FBI on it. πŸ™‚

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