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#1 2019-03-18 22:17:40, last edited by ByteArray (2019-03-18 22:49:51)

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EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Hey, just wanted to fill everyone in on the current situation.

A user that has acquired the ability to modify database objects created an account with the name XENONETIX, and gave themselves administrator abilities. They then began spamming the in-game notifications and giving administrator abilities to others players. So to contain the issue, I had no choice but to temporarily take the game offline. We're investigating the options to attempt to increase system security, but unfortunately we're extremely limited by the design of PlayerIO, out multiplayer service provider.

We hope to get the game back up as soon as we can, and we apologize for the loss of progress some of you probably experienced in the game. //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/tongue


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#2 2019-03-18 22:19:25

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

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#3 2019-03-18 22:20:03

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

EE is dead. Press F to pay respects or S to spit on grave.

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#4 2019-03-18 22:20:35

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

are our accounts and worlds safe??


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#5 2019-03-18 22:20:48

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

its over :cry:

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#6 2019-03-18 22:21:25

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

darn wish i got on 5 minutes before i did


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#7 2019-03-18 22:30:06

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Trytu wrote:

are our accounts and worlds safe??

We have backups in case anything goes terribly wrong.


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#8 2019-03-18 22:32:23

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

is it bad to wish that the hacker should've unban me? i dont know much but lol


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#9 2019-03-18 23:01:50

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Yeah, yeah, likely story...

We all know that Xeno has just finally snapped!


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#10 2019-03-19 00:09:45

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

lol

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#11 2019-03-19 00:10:14, last edited by Kizuna Ai (2019-03-19 00:12:39)

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Yeah, it happens


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#12 2019-03-19 01:08:04

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Those hackers must have greater IQ than most of us. //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/sad
(And you know it's bad when they're that intelligent enough to know how to mess with anything.)


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#13 2019-03-19 01:49:07

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

something tells me if everything relating to the game wasn’t neglected by the staff for 3 months this wouldn’t happen

#14 2019-03-19 03:11:33

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Jet wrote:

something tells me if everything relating to the game wasn’t neglected by the staff for 3 months this wouldn’t happen

Unfortunately this is an internal PlayerIO security problem, so there isn't all that much we can do to solve the actual problem //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/tongue
We're basically relying on work-arounds to get around their security flaws at this point, so not a great situation to be in, but we do think we should be able to prevent the exploit.

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#15 2019-03-19 05:20:57

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

If hacker can access pio, he can turn the game back up :thinking:

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#16 2019-03-19 07:00:06

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Maybe HG could help? He jas aswell experience in programming as in aecurity


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#17 2019-03-19 07:48:24

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

crpa havetn see nthis prob im not on ee much anymore //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/sad welp GL with his


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#18 2019-03-19 14:37:20

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

LukeM wrote:
Jet wrote:

something tells me if everything relating to the game wasn’t neglected by the staff for 3 months this wouldn’t happen

Unfortunately this is an internal PlayerIO security problem, so there isn't all that much we can do to solve the actual problem //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/tongue
We're basically relying on work-arounds to get around their security flaws at this point, so not a great situation to be in, but we do think we should be able to prevent the exploit.

thats not what i was referring to. maybe if you didn’t completely vanish people would probably stay away from actively hacking but seeing as you didn’t immediately do anything about the spambot linking to videos of people **** dying that probably gave others a few ideas

#19 2019-03-19 14:59:31, last edited by LukeM (2019-03-19 15:00:10)

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Jet wrote:

thats not what i was referring to. maybe if you didn’t completely vanish people would probably stay away from actively hacking but seeing as you didn’t immediately do anything about the spambot linking to videos of people **** dying that probably gave others a few ideas

How quickly do you expect us to do things? There isn't some "stop the bots" switch we can flick that would solve the problem //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/tongue
It took us around three hours from being notified of the problem to 1. Ban all of the several hundred accounts that were being used, and 2. Design, implement, test, and upload an entirely new system to detect and prevent bot spammers, which I'd say was pretty quick.

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#20 2019-03-19 16:22:36

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Re: EE is temporarily down due to more hacking...

Probably someone doing revenge, else I don't see a reason why would someone spam such an unknown game


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