A few minutes ago someone pasted a link on a group to Merlin Swordthain saying that someone had hacked his account on the isellsl forum. As I was browsing the forum the whole site died.
It may be that someone took zFire up on his challenge to beat his security. I hope not really. But if they did, we could see quite an extended outage!
Move along now…there is nothing more to see.
Oh, but another theory: Merlin may have been watching for the posting of that URL. This may have been an attempt to bow out graciously – take the server down when people will think it is hacking… blame the griefers and walk away.
Either way – RedZone could be gone.
EDIT 3:12 SLT – This is a confirmed crack on the database.
ZFire had posted this earlier:
Originally Posted by zFire Xue
Let me be very clear when I say:
zFire did not “underestimate the tech savvy community of Secondlife if he thinks they will not [insert illegal hack attack here]…”
My server remains online, DDOS, URL probing, port scans, and seriously did you just try to “NUKE” me on port 139 Mr Germany?
They offer technical resumes, and warnings of everything they feel I did wrong.
My server is still online, even with low tech abuse reports to my ISP, DDOS of 860 million a second (Impressive but pointless), and whatever else.
This therefore means that my server is the most secure server and database in all of Secondlife.
That is a challenge.
Many people have already made battle cries, suggested methods, or claimed not to support methods of hacking.
Bring it on.
I am the guy that logs your shoe size right? Do you think any server software exists that does NOT log the IP, date and time of an attempted cybercrime? Wow this will be fun.
“My computer is bigger than your computer”
Cyber criminals need banning, so please feed attempts to isellsl.ath.cx
His site was actually an exercise in how not to do security, but I am annoyed that this crack was so unsubtle. That’s what happens when you challenge the whole Internet to come hack your server.