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FYI
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, May 25, 2008

We've been under repeated attack the last two days by hackers who have been hitting us at server level.

Bear with us as we figure out how to keep it from happening, but if you see an absence of posts or find QandO unavailable short while, that's what happening. We're doing all we can to get back up and fight off the a-holes doing this.

DALE Adds:

What appear to be happening is that some hackers in China are hitting the SQL Server directly, and adding a javascript link to a malicious script.

I have attempted to defeat this by implementing some new stuff. We'll see how that works.
 
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Time to block 202.*.*.*? I’d hate that, but sometimes you have to nuke the site from orbit because it’s the only way to be sure.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Hey, some of us read this site from China!
 
Written By: Harun
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The bad guys will just use some poor schmucks captured machine.

Why is the SQL server even accessable from the internet? (Yeah, I’m used to large datacenters)
 
Written By: Ryan
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Aha... this would explain the database driven script failures I’ve been getting when I post a comment.

FWIW, I wish you luck, here, guys.

 
Written By: Bithead
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Out of curiosity, why is the SQL Server even exposed directly to the internet? Shouldn’t that be sitting completely isolated by the firewall, so that only the webserver is available from outside. (And only port 80 at that... and possibly an admin port.)
 
Written By: Tito
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Out of curiosity, why is the SQL Server even exposed directly to the internet?
It isn’t. Only the web site has to be exposed to the internet.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
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