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Old 2011-10-02, 00:02   Link #1
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Exclamation MyAnimeList hacked?

Apparently all the news and most of forum topics are now "We're officially screwed".

I'm scared. My precious manga and anime lists

http://myanimelist.net/
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Old 2011-10-02, 00:11   Link #2
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Folks, this is what happens when a site administrator gets really freaking bored.
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Old 2011-10-02, 00:13   Link #3
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There's no ?. MAL has certainly been hacked.

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Folks, this is what happens when a site administrator gets really freaking bored.
No, it's more or less the case of an admin that kinda isn't caring much about the site. Well, not as much as he used to. Correct me if I am wrong - but - hasn't MAL been sold off to some company a few years ago?

Anyways, it's nothing to fret about. I exported my list.
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Old 2011-10-02, 00:19   Link #4
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This is probably a big prank, but I saved htm copies of my anime and manga lists just in case.
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Old 2011-10-02, 00:21   Link #5
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Meanwhile, on Anime-Planet...
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My MALLet's do a head count here. We've got a ruthless spearman, a girl with a thousand muskets, a near-psycho fighting for love, and a deity who lives up to her status. You've managed to piss them all off. When they come, and they will, they're coming for you

/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\ I have an army

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Old 2011-10-02, 00:34   Link #6
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I'm surprised people actually took the time to make their anime lists. I mean there's just so much to go through, how can you be bothered? Though if they did, then i would see why they'd be concerned for it
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Old 2011-10-02, 01:01   Link #7
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I'm surprised people actually took the time to make their anime lists. I mean there's just so much to go through, how can you be bothered? Though if they did, then i would see why they'd be concerned for it
Simple. You make your list once. Then you update it afterwards, with each series you complete. I must admit: it does push me to watch more series than before; although, I will refuse to outright watch everything, as not all of them are worth my time. Crap is crap, after all.
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Old 2011-10-02, 01:33   Link #8
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Whoever is hacking MAL's forums is at it again, this time using the hacked accounts of a user and a mod. I exported my lists after the first attack, but it looks like it's not going to be the last.
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Old 2011-10-02, 01:44   Link #9
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Whoever is hacking MAL's forums is at it again, this time using the hacked accounts of a user and a mod. I exported my lists after the first attack, but it looks like it's not going to be the last.
Looks like any "staff" member is a target for these attacks. At least so far - they've been tinkering with nothing more than the forum - unless they decided to raid the series database as well.
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Old 2011-10-02, 01:47   Link #10
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Looks like any "staff" member is a target for these attacks. At least so far - they've been tinkering with nothing more than the forum - unless they decided to raid the series database as well.
Not just staff anymore, two an ordinary user has already become one of the victims in the latest attack that ended just a few minutes ago.
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Old 2011-10-02, 02:37   Link #11
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Folks, this is what happens when a site administrator gets really freaking bored.
Hah, I have better things to do with my time than screw with my users. Apparently the hacker doesn't though. In fact, he has all the time in the world to mess with people it seems.

We're trying to sort out the issues. Sorry for the troubles guys.
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Old 2011-10-02, 02:43   Link #12
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Is it safe to access MAL at this moment?
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Old 2011-10-02, 06:59   Link #13
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o.O I really don't see the point of hacking MAL unless you're just that bored.

I made my list a long time ago...and forgot all about it lol.
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Old 2011-10-02, 08:53   Link #14
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Simple. You make your list once. Then you update it afterwards, with each series you complete. I must admit: it does push me to watch more series than before; although, I will refuse to outright watch everything, as not all of them are worth my time. Crap is crap, after all.
If I were making a tracking list of any importance to me, though, I'd make it on my own computer and not pass it out to some other website or server.

And if people work on their MAL lists just to show off to people and enlarge their ePeen, I think that's just silly. And it devalues the anime experience, I think.
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Old 2011-10-02, 09:01   Link #15
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And if people work on their MAL lists just to show off to people and enlarge their ePeen
Not everyone has a MAL account for such a purpose.
The advantage of online anime tracklists is that they provide you with much more information, much more than you can have in an offline tracklist.
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Old 2011-10-02, 09:28   Link #16
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is it ok to access it??? O_O arghhh why MAL! >,<
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Old 2011-10-02, 09:52   Link #17
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Yes it is, the attacks already stopped several hours ago. Only the forum and some accounts were affected, as the hacker was using the compromised accounts of the site admin, some mods and users to flood MAL's forums with nonsensical, identical threads. Those threads have been deleted now. Changing your password is recommended.

Here is an announcement by a moderator about the issue:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=350643
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Old 2011-10-02, 11:41   Link #18
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Whoever is hacking MAL's forums is at it again, this time using the hacked accounts of a user and a mod. I exported my lists after the first attack, but it looks like it's not going to be the last.
A big site is a big target. It shouldn't really be surprising that someone would try to mess around MyAnimeList. Presumably they'll have database/site backups so it'll only be time lost rather than (a large amount of) data. I'm more interested in how the admin accounts were compromised.

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Not everyone has a MAL account for such a purpose.
The advantage of online anime tracklists is that they provide you with much more information, much more than you can have in an offline tracklist.
Quite. They're also a good thing to have around if you want to ask for suggestions, as that way people will know what you've watched, dropped, etc. and so you'll get reasonable suggestions rather than some generic list (e.g. best titles in a genre).

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Old 2011-10-02, 12:55   Link #19
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Wait, I don't understand. I'm using the site now and it seems fine. Do people just erase your anime lists? Is there any real danger in this, like accessing your computer files or anything?
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Old 2011-10-02, 13:25   Link #20
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And if people work on their MAL lists just to show off to people and enlarge their ePeen, I think that's just silly. And it devalues the anime experience, I think.
You can use it to find people who have a similar taste in anime as you, thus giving you something to talk about.

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Wait, I don't understand. I'm using the site now and it seems fine. Do people just erase your anime lists? Is there any real danger in this, like accessing your computer files or anything?
As Coldlight said, the attacks have stopped, so it should be safe by now. If you're worried about your anime list, export it, or just save the webpage on your computer. And your computer shouldn't be at any risk at all if you have a good firewall and antivirus.

Now that the problem's solved, perhaps we can close this thread? Unless we really want to turn this into a "MyAnimeList general discussion thread".
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