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My forum was Hacked and has now been Abandoned
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:01:33 pm »
1. Ten years ago I founded the Art-Music Forum, and I am still its owner.
My forum was reasonably successful and there were no complaints.

2. Last year a clever hacker deceptively posted falsehoods here, and hoodwinked SMF staff so that they deleted my Admin account.

(https://www.smfsupport.com/support/general-support/administration-password/)

The hacker uses the names Cairnwell, Dundonnell and Colin.

3. SMF staff have at no time consulted me or informed me about this action, and I  have found it impossible to make any kind of contact with them. I do not understand how this can be. It all seems very wrong.

4. Since then the hacker Cairnwell - Dundonnell - Colin has deleted many members' posts, banned me from my own forum, and even banned my IP address.

5. Recently, usng a proxy, I  looked at the forum, and I discovered that the hacker has now abandoned it and has not been seen there for the past three monts.

quote:
Where's Colin?
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:20:55 pm »
   
Inactive here for three months now, apparently.

Anyone know why?

Did I miss an explanation?

Not surprisingly, the forum is almost moribund without him.

end quote

There appears to be no admin and my forum is in terminal decline.

6. Please can I have my forum back. I have many plans for its expansion over the next ten years.
 

 

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