Mar 22 2008

Someone call MCWResearch, their site’s been compromised

Published by at 7:26 am under Blogging,Hacking

Update: The issue’s been fixed over at MCWResearch. Someone got in touch with the author and he fixed the problem before going to get belay certified. That’s rock climbing terminology if you don’t know, and I’m jealous. I haven’t been in any shape to go climbing in a few years. And I’ve been told I need to update some of my own code too, which may be what I spend this afternoon doing.

Update 2: Why didn’t I update sooner? It took me all of 30 seconds after I logged in to find the link for an update, click on it and be done. Thanks BlueHost!

Update 3: Thanks to Garrett Gee for walking me through some minor code changes to fix the search.php function in the blog’s template.[end updates, no, really this time]

I like MCWResearch; I’ve been following the site for quite a while. But the truth is, I really don’t know for certain who’s behind the curtain and the site’s pretty obviously been compromised. I’m barely willing to open the page, let alone use the contact page that requires me to trust a script, so I don’t know how to get in contact with them. If anyone knows the guys behind the site, give them a call and let them know someone’s taken over their site and is using it for spam postings. And don’t click on any of their links in the mean time.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Someone call MCWResearch, their site’s been compromised”

  1. Rob Lewison 22 Mar 2008 at 10:40 am

    I emailed MW and he received it. He says a big thanks to you and he will look at asap.

  2. » DOH!on 23 Mar 2008 at 7:15 am

    […] using Twitter, email, and my contact page on the blog and a big thanks to Martin McKeay for a very effective and creative way of getting the word to me. Good lookin’ […]

  3. Davidon 24 Mar 2008 at 8:33 am

    Do you go rock-climbing?

    I try to, but right now my equipment is buried in the garage. Mostly people are too lazy to go outside anyway 😉

  4. Martinon 24 Mar 2008 at 8:38 am

    I used to, but like you, my equipment is buried somewhere in the garage. The first thing I’d need to do is get a new rope before I tried anything, mine’s about 8 years old and hasn’t been out of the bag in four or five years.

    Actually, the first thing I’d need to do is get in shape. Then I could worry about the rope.


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