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atommmm10 Oct 2018 10:44 p.m. PST

Triste nouvelle: le forum des jeux d'histoire a été piraté ! 15 ans de discussion disparues…
Le hacker a detruit également toutes les sauvegardes.
Nicofig confirme qu'il rouvriront un nouveau forum.
le groupe facebook en attendant: link
merci pour votre soutiens.


Sad news: the french history game forum has been hacked! 15 years of discussion gone….
The hacker also destroyed all the backups.
Nicofig confirms that they will reopen a new forum.
the facebook group in the meantime:
Thanks for the support

Banana Man11 Oct 2018 2:51 a.m. PST

Backups should always be downloaded to other machines! No excuse for losing data this way.

KPinder11 Oct 2018 3:21 a.m. PST

I read on the internet that Maersk got hit by a major hack a year ago. The only thing that saved them was that one of their hubs in Botswana was blacked out, which protected their computers from the intrusion. They had to rebuild using new hardware. They had couriers carry all the saved data to their main data center in London because the Botswanan bandwidth was too narrow to transfer it all in anything like a timely manner.

londoncalling11 Oct 2018 5:37 a.m. PST

Definitely no excuse for losing the backups. Decent DR always comes at a price, but just some offline hard storage can be real cheap.

A lesson for all…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

Agreed! Because of my inherent paranoia I back up on two different computers, one of which I only really turn on for back ups

atommmm11 Oct 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

you know this a volunteer forum with no money just for hoobists.
hard to do local save for them i guess, it is just sad nothing more.
thanks for the support :)

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

Why is that the victims seem to always be blamed.

ernieR11 Oct 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

there's no excuse for not having a backup . 1 terabyte external hard drives can be bought for under $100 USD .
plug it into the computer , do backup , unplug it .
data on a forum isn't all that important , do it once a week .

atommmm11 Oct 2018 9:34 p.m. PST

yes but it is no so easy to do like a simple copy and past for an online database… anyway it look like we are not the only one :)
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