The hack is a redirect to a virus hosted on a chinese website. Found lots of 'ladies' spam links in my directory, and some redirect scripts added on to both forum and non-forum pages. It uses a pdf as the carrier file for the virus.
The hack has been removed, but I haven't figured out how it happened yet. I'll need more time to prevent the reoccurance.
Its similar to the last hack, but with some differences so not sure if its the same person yet.
Norton Anti-virus quickly caught it.
Hi. Not known around here, been interested and robots for a while and bookmarked your site for future reference (Been slowly buying the parts needed for the $50 robot).
Now, how recently did you upgrade the forums to 1.1.8? What version did you have previously? Have you been hacked since 1.1.8? I know for a fact ver 1.1.6 was vulnerable. Aside from that, I've heard rumors of a private 1.1.8 exploit but nothing turned up on google.
Also be aware that yes, other services running on your server can be attacked to inject code into your forums. Ex: Apache, the CP (as it seemed you thought @ homepage), or maybe they just guessed/brute forced your password.
Just felt like stopping by your site today and noticed the bad news
. I'll probably check back here often until you find out the cause.
Hope those fools learn to get a life... this is really most likely an automated attack. Who would bother to attack a hobbyist site? :/ Anyway... can't wait to build my first robot. Will definitely tack on the rangefinder upgrade hehe... but for now, money's been short + other priorities.
Even if this site is continually being hacked, disable the forums for a while and if it gets hacked again then it's likely it's not a forum exploit (but still could be); but people like me need some awesome guides and hobby hangouts like this place. Oh sure, look at me who has probably 1 post and I came out here to drop a few words - not everyone uses the forum but I'm sure many more have enjoyed this awesome resource without stopping by these forums
. Take them down if you must, put up another forum software if you really really must.
*Salutes the Admin hobbyist*.