sashayed (sashayed) wrote in shoebox_project,
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THIS POST CONTAINS NO EXTERNAL LINKS WHICH IS HOW YOU CAN TELL

IT IS FROM ME, ACTUAL FUCKING RAVE.

i'm rushing from thing to thing today so this is gonna be short, but dorkorific can't be recovered at the moment (ETA 2: omg yes it can, it's me again, GO TEAM. all is back under control there as of now. but i'm still feeling a little freaked, so, you know, whatever; i'm gonna keep using sashayed mostly, for now. ANYWAY) as it was explained to me today in an email from abuse, "The problem here is that hotmail.com is apparently allowing old usernames to be recycled. Someone can register an old email that was validated on an account, and request an email reset. This appears to be the case with your account 'dorkorific'." but it appears that, until something else goes wrong, i now have control over the community, so, you know, EAT IT, EVERYBODY ELSE.

if any other entries DO appear here, and they link to external sources, PLEASE don't click on them. (the only non-lj site i'd send you to is the incredible lomara's .pdf files of the shoebox chapters, an awesome resource which you can find linked somewhere in cult_sbp.) when we get the entries back, ladyjaida and i will both confirm that we've done so.

to anyone who DID click on those links, this is the important thing, via copperbadge, to whom this also happened:

A number of people found keyloggers on their computers after they clicked the russian poetry site link. A few people actually attempted to translate it (the poem is about eating shit, apparently) and are regretting it. We are advising people to go to pack.google.com and download the free Spyware Doctor and run a scan, also running a scan via Housecall if they don't have an installed antivirus program on your computer.

i'm so sorry about all of this, everyone. and, okay, i lied, since i have no time to do anything similarly helpful there will be just one link: to copperbadge's amazingly useful entry on his version of this whole ordeal. (MAYBE HOVER OVER IT WITH YOUR MOUSE BEFORE YOU CLICK JUST TO MAKE SURE I AM NOT LYING, THIS IS A GOOD HABIT FOR THE FUTURE TOO.) http://copperbadge.livejournal.com/1940548.html.

so basically, 1. download a solid antivirus program; 2. check any hotmail accounts you have to make sure they haven't lapsed, 3. change your passwords and set a security question, and 4. don't click on anything you're not sure about.

love you guys. more to come!


ETA ONE THING: this happened to me because i, stupidly, wasn't monitoring which email addresses were linked to my account. i don't think this is unusual, with longstanding ljs, since I hadn't used the hotmail account in question for years and years and years; but even though it's pretty normal behavior, it's (obviously!) not good. so it's worth it for all of you to check and make sure you aren't giving a vulnerable email access to your journal: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/emailmanage.bml

BASICALLY DON'T GET HACKED YOU GUYS ON ACCOUNT OF, IT SUCKS
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So happy you guys have control again.

Maybe this will encourage you to post something new. Hey, a girl can dream. :)

Anonymous

November 20 2008, 17:52:07 UTC 10 years ago

i'll join you in that dream :)

mellamagod

10 years ago

kaberett

10 years ago

Good luck!

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OT, but iconlove!
(CLINGS) WE MISSED YOU AND WE HOPE EVERYTHING IS SOLVED AS QUICKLY AS AN EASILY SOLVED THING WAS EVER SOLVED! (CLINGS SOME MORE)
It's good to know you're at least getting some feedback from LJ Abuse.

Anonymous

November 20 2008, 17:49:49 UTC 10 years ago

gosh that was so upsetting
i'm not impressed

thankyou for the links to the .pdf versions :)
I'm so sorry that things are turning out so ridiculously for you, but I'm glad you can at least have this much control of the community again.
*major hugs!*
I love you and hope guys get everything sorted out and back to normal.
Good luck getting this whole mess sorted out! This whole thing really, really sucks.
FUCK YEAH! Suck it, stupid fucking Russian hacker bastard.

They managed to get Sam's journal back to him, so I have eight out of ten fingers crossed for dorkorific. We all love you back, you know, and best of luck!
Well, no, they only got him control back. He basically had to MANUALLY reconstruct every post from the Wayback Machine and the Google Reader archives.

kitaloon

10 years ago

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

See, Christmas Doggie is happy too!
Shoebox cannot be stopped by mere mortals!
Good luck with everything! *hugs*
Good luck and thanks for the heads up. *Runs iantivirus*
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