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[Fixed] Server Down for Safety - Unpleasant Internet People
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31 May, 2017
5:30 pm
Ben
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As you've probably noticed, the server is down right now. I was not there for what happened (work has a tendency to require attendance), and I can't be sure of the facts yet as I have not had time to investigate, but I will be looking into this. In the meantime, the server will remain down to prevent anything else from happening.

If you have any useful information on what happened here (so, only if you were on), and have any screenshots or anything, please let me know. I don't want to know that "OMG ITS BROKE FIX IT", this will not help, and I will probably ignore/delete anything like that.  Did you see any map grief? Just the chat messages? This is the kind of info I need.

Now, it may turn out we need to restore from a backup. If this is the case, anyone who made progress today will likely need to do so again, and that will be kinda tough. Not a lot we'll be able to do. However, with any luck the server took itself down quickly enough for this not to be an issue. We will see.

For now, we deeply apologise for the outage, this has come a bit from left field. We ask for your patience during this, and your understanding as we attempt to figure it all out.

Thank you,

Ben

What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man?

All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.

31 May, 2017
5:45 pm
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Hi Ben

When the server went haywire there were a lot of broadcasts with a link to something, I think someone managed to grab screenshots of the messages, and we were all teleported to spawn.

Everything got really laggy and glitchy and judging from the youtube link that was attached the individual or individuals involved may have destroyed a large portion of the world.

31 May, 2017
5:47 pm
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Good luck, Ben, and thanks.  RainhamWolf's screenshots on the other thread are probably the best info available.  That and the short description of what happened that I gave.  I don't think I have anything else to contribute.  Sorry.

31 May, 2017
6:21 pm
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What exactly happened? I just came online to see it under maintenance :^(

31 May, 2017
6:22 pm
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I have loads of experience with creating, running, and maintaining servers. If you need any help please contact me. Also, shouldn't you just be able to use "//undo" if they griefed with worldedit or you should be able to reverse the damage with your co-inspector plugin. I am also a plugin developer so if you need any help with coding plugins or anything like that, I'm your man.

31 May, 2017
6:40 pm
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xWolfie-Kunx said

Hi Ben

When the server went haywire there were a lot of broadcasts with a link to something, I think someone managed to grab screenshots of the messages, and we were all teleported to spawn.

Everything got really laggy and glitchy and judging from the youtube link that was attached the individual or individuals involved may have destroyed a large portion of the world.  

I got the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYig0fzpRfUB2c_yhuvIk4w its his griefing youtube channel zSebaah

when I was on I wondered why there was block lag and the such

31 May, 2017
6:42 pm
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Ben said

As you've probably noticed, the server is down right now. I was not there for what happened (work has a tendency to require attendance), and I can't be sure of the facts yet as I have not had time to investigate, but I will be looking into this. In the meantime, the server will remain down to prevent anything else from happening.

If you have any useful information on what happened here (so, only if you were on), and have any screenshots or anything, please let me know. I don't want to know that "OMG ITS BROKE FIX IT", this will not help, and I will probably ignore/delete anything like that.  Did you see any map grief? Just the chat messages? This is the kind of info I need.

Now, it may turn out we need to restore from a backup. If this is the case, anyone who made progress today will likely need to do so again, and that will be kinda tough. Not a lot we'll be able to do. However, with any luck the server took itself down quickly enough for this not to be an issue. We will see.

For now, we deeply apologise for the outage, this has come a bit from left field. We ask for your patience during this, and your understanding as we attempt to figure it all out.

Thank you,

Ben  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYig0fzpRfUB2c_yhuvIk4w is a griefer with 300 subs it was what was posted on the server

31 May, 2017
7:26 pm
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It was flooding a link to a youtube page and then teleported everyone to spawn. Then I logged out. The youtuber it linked to was zSebaah

31 May, 2017
7:44 pm
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Hope it goes well! I will cry for like 2 hrs straight if the server breaks XD

31 May, 2017
8:05 pm
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Hey guys, quick update. I haven't started the server back up yet (we have a placeholder online to direct people here) to keep the logs clean, but I've been cross referencing etc and I've identified the problem.

Don't worry about the Blenchik thing, he is one of our "occasional admins", but this wasn't really them. If you see them around, please don't harass them.

The next step is to put a solution in place to prevent this from happening again, and to assess the map damage done (if any) and reverse it if possible. If not, I'm afraid we'll have to wait for the backups, which will be a longer downtime, but a much better end result 🙂

I'm going to have some dinner now, I will update you all later when I've got a little further with this.

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All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.

31 May, 2017
9:01 pm
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im confused.. wuts happenin

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31 May, 2017
9:23 pm
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I finally figured what was going on... Blenchik is one of the admins. he is one of the good guys. he seems to have been trying to stop that  hacker from ruining teh server but failed,.  I HATE THAT HACKER 4 LIFE!!! WHAT A SICKO!!! POSTING THINGS OF HIM DOING THOSE AWFUL THINGS TO SERVERS, ADN WABBIT IS SUCH A FREINDLY SERVER WHO WOULD EVER DO SUCH A THING!!!!! crycrycryfrownyellyell

Mod edit: Calm, please.

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31 May, 2017
9:37 pm
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Don't speculate about this please, it'll only confuse people. I will explain what happened at a later time, for now we'll be working on fixing it. Nobody tried to stop it, all they did was join, break some blocks and spam a bit which then crashed the server. It can be sorted out, it's just a matter of time, and we're busy people. I'll have to get this done around work.

What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man?

All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.

31 May, 2017
9:41 pm
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ok, ive calmed down, but i still think the person who caused all this is DEFINITELY sick in the head.

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31 May, 2017
9:57 pm
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Alright, so any one that is confused about what happened to the server while the hacker was on (assuming he was actually online).

Basically, he started sending out these "Broadcasts" to the whole server, saying how it was being hacked, along with links to the YouTube channel zSebaah and saying @HiddenGriefing. (Basically some guy just goes around from server to server, trying to destroy it in any way they can.) While the broadcasts were going on, he sent everyone back to spawn, causing a HUGE lag festival, and that was when people started leaving, same with me. I don't know if anything else happened while I was gone, but I know there were at least 10 other players that remained until either he or an admin or whatever shut down the server. Since then, the server has been under maintenance.

 

Hope this helps.

31 May, 2017
10:15 pm
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Please, people, calm down. I know Wabbit means alot to all of us, but it is being worked on and nothing helps by panicking or yelling. This is a stressful problem, but I recommend anyone who is not involved in fixing this problem, go outside or do something to get your mind off of this issue.

-Coinman

31 May, 2017
10:24 pm
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I like the contrast between your profile pic and your post, Coinman.  ;D

31 May, 2017
10:47 pm
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NinjaPizza3 said

Alright, so any one that is confused about what happened to the server while the hacker was on (assuming he was actually online).

Pretty much this.

Anyway, "disaster" averted. We found a vulnerability in our server settings that allowed the attacker to make an unauthorized connection to the Minecraft server, but this has now been fixed. The damage done has also been repaired. Thankfully, no backups were required.

Now, when I say damage.... It, well, it has to be seen to be believed:

I mean, how will we EVER come back from this???? #rememberthe6

What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man?

All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.

31 May, 2017
10:52 pm
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA thats funny lol lololol  idk. he couldve done more damage, bnut only did that much. either they spared us or some admin stopped them right in the beginning lol

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31 May, 2017
11:13 pm
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Oh, the horror!

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