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Sodaboy

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So, as you can probably already see with the latest update, you will have to enter your password again at the PSO login. We had to change some things in the executable, for security purposes, and one of them was changing the cipher again.

Regretfully, I have to report that we recently discovered the server was attacked and breached by a certain someone and files and data were stolen. We believe this person took source code, binaries as well as database information.

Although, inside of the database passwords for the forum and game are encrypted, we would recommend for everybody to change their passwords.

It is a sad thing for someone to attack a server for an old game that a lot of people play for nostalgia, even when that server already has modes for people to cheat and experiment with, but it is what it is.

We have contacted authorities in the UK and US and will be turning over information about the attacker, access logs and copies of scripts they used to compromise the server.

Apologies for any inconvenience all of this may cause anyone.

You can reset your password through here:

https://ephinea.pioneer2.net/reset-password/

You can change your email address through here:

https://ephinea.pioneer2.net/change-email/
 
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falkenjeff

I have quit the game
It is a sad thing for someone to attack a server for an old game that a lot of people play for nostalgia/

Wouldn't be PSO otherwise, right? Ayyy lmao.

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE you're not running it from your mom's basement, and the host might care enough to push to prosecute. And since these old PSO hackers are so used to hacking Crono's basement, they may have forgotten to put a condom on their connection first ;)
 

Nikki

meh...
I still think knocking a few teeth out would do them better than a letter from their ISP, because thats probably all they'll get is a slap on the wrists. I'm glad you're more adamant about actually doing something about them though Soda. :p
 

tofuman

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I still think knocking a few teeth out would do them better than a letter from their ISP, because thats probably all they'll get is a slap on the wrists. I'm glad you're more adamant about actually doing something about them though Soda. :p
It's a bit more serious than just a letter to the ISP and will be more painful than knocking a few teeth out. Although I guess we can't talk about it until its all been sorted.
 

Broomop

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i think my pc was taken over by someone sorry about that. I have wiped my HDD to make sure the attacker cannot use my PC anymore. I think it might of been the dll file of this game. I am contacting the authorities immediately that this site hacked me.

But as you said its just a crap game that nobody cares about, also you are open source as you said before when starting.

So when will we see the source ?
 

tofuman

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You clearly were not hacked. I don't think you realize how serious what you did was. Hacking a game is one thing but what you did is actually a criminal offense...
 

Sodaboy

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Neither Tofuman or myself directly named you in this post, but thanks for coming forward. You can go ahead and contact the authorities, but that weak excuse isn't going to fly.

We can't really comment on this further, though. If anyone needs help with resetting their password and so on (if they find the page confusing), feel free to PM a staff member.

Thank you!
 
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