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« on: March 15, 2010, 03:40:15 PM »

Please use this thread to discuss the recent news about the hacking of our website and the move we will have to make to new software.

Thanks,

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 03:59:04 PM »

Michael, wasn't aware that we were hacked into, where was this posted please. I have obviously missed something.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 04:00:46 PM »

It's posted on our Home Page, Sharon. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 04:06:55 PM »

It's posted on our Home Page, Sharon. 

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 04:13:37 PM »

This is unbelievably sad.  I can't stand the thought of losing all the information we have in Claymaniacs.  The births and deaths of loved ones and all the memories written in word over almost seven years .   How horrible. 

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 04:29:41 PM »

Wow. How terribly sad.

I know next to nothing about web site management, but is there a way to save the threads/posts/etc. to a computer? Burn to a CD or something? That way they wouldn't be lost forever - they just wouldn't be a part of ClayManiacs' online presence.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 05:16:54 PM »

This is a shame, but unfortunately things like this have become a common occurence in our society.  We will simply have to salvage what memories we can and move on.  Such is life.  I am sad, but I know we will be fine come what may.

Michael, thanks for explaining this to us so clearly.  Speaking for myself, when it comes to computer issues, I need to have things explained to me in the plainest and simplest of terms.  Laughing
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010, 05:18:40 PM »

Michael - will we have a new name. will you let us know the exact date we will be moving and where we will be moving to. can you send e-mails to all of us.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2010, 05:22:42 PM »

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I PAID A DONATION WITH MY PAY PAL ACOUPLE WEEKS AGO IT CAME THROUGH TODAY, COULD THE HACKER GET INTO MY BANK ACCOUNT. ITS SCARY I THINK I WILL MAYBE CANCEL MY PAY PAL.

GLORY, you bring up a very good point about PayPal accounts possibly being hacked into.  Yikes!  I'm glad I used a check to  make a donation this time.    Paranoid

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2010, 05:27:45 PM »

P.S.  I am going to keep a very close watch on my credit card, checking and PayPal accounts in light of this new security problem.  It only takes about 10 minutes a day to check every day.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2010, 05:30:00 PM »

Michael - I don't even pretend to understand things that go on behind the scene of a website and it is a shame to lose so much information, but I trust that you will do what is necessary to protect us and make sure we have a new home.

Clay is at a new beginning in his career and it looks like we will have a new home to take us along for the ride.

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2010, 05:40:48 PM »

This is such a shame - I will keep a watch on my PayPal account, also, because that is how I made my donation. I know you can print favorite threads (I printed both threads when I won my meet and greet - before and after my M &G). You can also copy and paste things that mean a lot to you to your own computer.  Glad we have a little time to copy birthdays, email addresses, etc. We will lose a lot, but at least we have the memories..................

EDIT - I just thought about the ANNs - I thought they would always be there in case anyone wanted to look back on Clay's career - it is sad that all of that hard work will be lost.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2010, 05:43:56 PM »

I think many of us used paypal to send a donation in to the site, right around Feb 13th, that  concerns me as I did also. Michael, any thoughts??
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2010, 05:52:38 PM »

Sharon - I have paid for some things thru PayPal since my Claymaniacs donation, and, so far, no problems with my account - maybe we all need to contact PayPal about out concerns??? I will wiat to see what Michael thinks.
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010, 06:12:23 PM »

I do not use paypal, but always send a check,  For those of you that do, I hope you have no problems.

I have been busy all evening copying some things I want to save.  I just copied all of the birthday poems  (144) I wrote in 2004-2005.  Also, my vacation threads and some of my reviews and pictures of Clay concerts.  It's hard to save everything, but I am going to try to save things I want to remember.

Hopefully, it will all be for naught and everything will go on as usual!  Fingers Crossed
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2010, 06:18:14 PM »

Paypal is very safe and I still use it to this day.  My only suggestion would be to change your paypal password and keep an eye on your CC info.

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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2010, 06:22:13 PM »

Paypal is very safe and I still use it to this day.  My only suggestion would be to change your paypal password and keep an eye on your CC info.

Michael

Good advice, MICHAEL.  I have already checked my accounts (hubby does that, as well, every morning.)  That's the best defense, IMO.  Also I may call our major credit card companies to inform them of potential problems.
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2010, 06:49:54 PM »

Our paypal account is a private account and not attached to the site I don't believe. The email account used is not a claymaniacs.com email. Things should be fine. I use Paypal all the time and haven't had any problems. But with anything you do on the internet you should always pay attention to what is going on and report any discrepancies. I check mine all the time.
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2010, 07:07:45 PM »

Thank you Michael and Michelle  Huggles Huggles I hate that this has happened - you both work so hard, and it is very much appreciated.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2010, 07:19:09 PM »




                            I CONTACTED PAYPAL THEY WOULD NOT CLOSE MY ACCOUNT SAID I HAD A OUTSTANDING ORDER, TURNS OUT I GOT A REFUND AND I DID NOT PUT IT BACK IN MY ACCOUNT. SHE ASSURED ME IT WAS VERY SAFE.BUT I AM STILL KINDA SHAKY ABOUT IT. I LIKE USING IT ITS SO CONVEINENT BUT I DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING ANYMORE. I CHECKED MY BANK ACCOUNT I COULD NOT GET INTO IT SCARED ME TO DEATH. 5 MINUTES LATER I TRIED AGAIN IT WAS OK. TALK ABOUT COINCIDENCES,

                         I CAN'T DO ANYTHING FOR A COUPLE DAYS NEXT TIME I WILLL WRITE A CHECK JUST TO BE SAFE. AND ALSO CLOSE MY PAYPAL.PERHAPS

                      MICHEAL THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO GET THIS MESS STRAIGHTENED OUT I JUST HOPE WE DO NOT LOSE THE PAST 7 YEARS THAT WOULD BE A SHAME. THANK YOU MICHEL
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