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Thems Tabletop Herds Discord Attack

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by OCisbestungulate, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. OCisbestungulate

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    I have sad news to report, but the Thems Tabletop Herds discord got attacked, and we lost almost everything. That said, this is not the end. While it is sad that most of what we have worked to create is now gone, this allows us a grand opportunity to rebuild what we've made and to do it even better! Therefore, we are proud to invite you all to our server once again to help up rebuild anew the server we grew to know and love!

    See you around, and see you at the table.

    Them's Tabletop Herds
     
  2. OCisbestungulate

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    The cause of the attack was a vulnerability in one of the bots that we had on the server, as well as the permissions that it needed to operate. Thus, said bot has been removed, and we have no plans to bring it back.

    Edit: Now that it's been a few days, we know a bit more of what happened. More details below.
     
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  3. sokolgs

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    At first I thought that you realy programmed your bot to kick some degenerates, and was like "Hey, we are not so bad!" Thought that it was a joke)
     
  4. OCisbestungulate

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    Oh no no. Nothing like that. We were all equally victims of what happened.
     
  5. OCisbestungulate

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    Now that it's been a few days, we know a bit more about what happened, and here's the story:

    We had a bot on our server that was a general multi-use bot. While we had dedicated bots for rolling dice and playing music, this bot could do both (never hurts to have a back-up), as well as several other features; such as run polls, play games, and provide entertaining 'conversation'. That said, this bot was hosted locally on the computer of one our members, and he had recently received a new computer. Thus, he had planned on formatting his old one, and then using it as a dedicated host for the bot. Thus, he had moved it onto Github to store it for just a few days before transferring back to his old computer.

    However, it was at that time that someone found it and stole the bot's token (Identity, more or less), and then showed up on the server. They then used that's bot's abilities to wipe the server as clean as they could. They also took the opportunity to kick everyone they could off the server, and rename it and change the pic for it. That said, that's all been fixed, and we're already back up and running at full speed.

    I saw the whole thing unfold, and it was rather surreal to see it happen.

    So there ya go, that's the basic story.

    That said, said vulnerability has been been removed, and we might be bringing said bot back, but that will be after very intensive review and discussion.