Knotts website hacked!

Sunday, July 14, 2002 3:55 AM

Look! http://www.knotts.com/

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:43 AM
Morons. Have nothing better to do.
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 5:34 AM
OMG! Those idiots. Do you think Knotts knows yet?

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 5:39 AM
Theres a topic about this already.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 6:38 AM
Not anymore there isn't.

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James Draeger
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 7:09 AM
Maybe the hackers had some bad jelly and wanted to pay back Knotts, not knowing that Knotts isn't owned by Knotts anymore... But really, people who do that crap need a life. At least some hackers reform themselves and become security advisors to help protect against things like that.
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 8:12 AM

Hopefully they had their brand new site saved offline so they can just reupload it.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 8:27 AM
I'm sure they have a copy saved. I would probably say that Cedar Fair hires an outside firm for their websites though. someone should call Knotts, they probably don't know.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 12:17 PM

It's back up and running now!

Knotts

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-Eric
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 12:23 PM

What was wrong with it?

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Tim Schroll
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 12:49 PM

This topic was deleted last night for a reason...I don't think anyone here should have gotten involved and posted a link, what if it happens here?

BTW, for any of you who did click on the link and saw the "hacking"..go into your cookies and DELETE them ASAP.

There was a script code in there that completely messed up my husband's computer last night. We are guessing there is also a pw script in there that will take your cookies...seems to be going around lately.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 12:52 PM
Good. Our long national nightmare is over.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 2:03 PM

I know it seems I'm directing much conflict in your direction lately coastermom, but I'm not following what you're saying at all. It makes no sense.

What good would deleting any cookies do if they (the hackers through the hacked site) already harvested them?

Also how did viewing the hacked site "mess up" your husband's PC? I looked at it and all is and was fine.

I'm simply asking for clarification because what your saying sounds like you're doing a lot of guessing on what messed up your husband's PC.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:43 PM
The hacked site with nudity or knott's hacked website? i didn't view the first one.
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:58 PM

I looked at the code. Although I didn't look really hard, I saw nothing questionable. And mine and other PC's are Fine. Although it could've been some asp or other language that hides it's code, I don't think it was. Also Lord G. is right. If there was anything, it's already done. Also, Knott's would've noticed if there was something funny, and probably put a press release out.

Eric

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*** This post was edited by eric.walton on 7/14/2002. ***

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 7:10 PM

After going to that site..I couldn't close out the screen..I was in the process of taking a screen shot to send to friend who works at a coaster rumor site.

Then a download box popped up like my computer was attempting to download..lately there have been script codes going around the internet that are UNDETECTABLE..so even viewing a source, you won't find them. My computer was given a virus a few weeks ago because someone put one of these codes into a profile on ezboard.

I clicked on the profile and whala..they were able to get into my cookies on my computer..they got a hold of my passwords and even passwords that are stored on Gator and hacked my message board and used my credit card online for over 2000 in purchases. There have been numerous posts on message boards about these cookie stealing scripts. I'm not saying what those "hackers" did was the same thing, I just said to delete your cookies. You should already know to delete them anyways because they take up space. After rebooting several times last night, the computer seemed ok.

So please don't jump down my throat on something you apparantly know nothing about, when it hasn't happened to you.

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 7:39 PM

No security products I own found any problems on the site.

Isn't this the second time in the last year they got hacked, or was the last time from Nimda? Either way, time to find someone who knows what the hell they're doing with their server.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 8:19 PM

CoasterMom said:

So please don't jump down my throat on something you apparantly know nothing about, when it hasn't happened to you.



Funny I was going to say a similar thing to you. Don't go screaming scare tactics on something you apparently know nothing about.

In order to run a script of any kind there'd have to be code in the source - at the very least pointing your browser to the script. You keep using the word "script" so I'm assuming it's Java. If that's the case (as you make it sound) then the source would be a giveaway.

If you're using "script" to describe Direct X then you're getting into an area that I don't know enough about to discuss, but you should have the settings on your browser set to not automatically execute any Direct X without knowing what it is. So it shouldn't be a problem.

As for the cookie thing..ummm, delete cookies because they take up space? That's old school thinking. Cookies take up very little space and it's usually privacy freaks who advocate deleting cookies on a regular basis and I know you're not real concerned with privacy if you're using Gator. I just checked my cookies folder and have over 2000 cookies taking up 5.59MB - roughly as much space as one quality MP3 file. That's next to nothing. Not even worth wasting the two seconds it'd take to empty the folder.

I still think you're placing the blame in the wrong place as not one other user who viewed the hacked site had a problem. You probably ran into the "script" somewhere else like you did before.

I'd lose Gator - it's keeping way too much info on your PC and is your biggest security issue. Standard cookies are just short of harmless to have laying around.

If a simple reboot "fixed" your PC there was probably nothing serious going on, just a standard Windows OS freeze up or problem.

And just for the record it not "whala", it's "Voila" - a french word meaning "There it is!"

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Monday, July 15, 2002 4:15 AM
Someone who I talked to who is really good at computers and knows lots of stuff told me gator is very bad and it gets your passwords and can screw up your computer. Their is a good chance gator was the reason that happened.....
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Monday, July 15, 2002 5:05 AM

Gator is spyware and worse, superimposes their own ads over those of the publisher. So when you use Gator, you don't see my ads and I don't get paid.

Unless your security settings are set low (and they wouldn't be unless you set them that way), the only way anything naughty gets on your computer is if you allow it to.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
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