(1/2/08) - Attention: All Members Read
Attention Members: Please change your passwords to a new password
Many of you have realized that the forums were down earlier in the afternoon (1/2/08) and no reason was given. This was not something that was scheduled on our part; the integrity of the forums was at risk. A “hacker” had acquired a staff account and used it. However not much was done, as the attack was quickly recognized and the necessary actions were taken to prevent it from doing any more harm.
We do not believe that there is any danger to your accounts or passwords, however, as a precaution we ask all users to please change their passwords and any other online accounts that share the same password to a new one.
We are deeply sorry for any trouble we may have caused you. The integrity of the forum and its users have always been our highest priority, so getting hit like this and the way we did hurts us all. I personally felt violated by this and can’t fully express how sorry I am that something like this happened. We are not fully aware of the means by which the attack was carried out, but we have been very busy investigating this serious matter.
If you have any questions or would like to express your opinion, please feel free to contact me at Justin@qj.net – I will do my best to reply to all emails and give you the answers you seek.
- - FrozenIpaq and the QJ.net Staff
PS: Will the following users please contact me in some shape or form (so I can update you on the happenings, this post mainly covers it), your accounts were deleted and we are taking the necessary steps to restore your accounts - in the meantime if you desire you can setup a temporary account, but be sure to notify me via Justin@qj.net before doing so. If push comes to shove, we may have to turn those temp accounts into your new ones, we are unsure at this time if we will be able to fully restore the deleted users (we're sorry if that will be the case)
If you are not on this list and your account was also deleted, please contact me as well.