• lemon64.com down

    From Tristan Miller@3:770/3 to All on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 09:00:43
    Greetings.

    The Lemon64 site at https://www.lemon64.com/ seems to have been down for
    some time now -- a day, at least, or possibly longer. Does anyone know
    the reason? Has the site been abandoned?

    Regards,
    Tristan

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  • From Lawrence Woodman@3:770/3 to Tristan Miller on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 13:34:24
    On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:00:43 +0100, Tristan Miller wrote:

    The Lemon64 site at https://www.lemon64.com/ seems to have been down for
    some time now -- a day, at least, or possibly longer. Does anyone know
    the reason? Has the site been abandoned?


    Unfortunately lemon64 and lemonAmiga both got hacked. I understand they
    are dealing with it as we speak. It's always a shame when hackers target
    a website but particularly so when it's a hobby site like this.

    Best wishes


    Lorry

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  • From Tristan Miller@3:770/3 to Lawrence Woodman on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 14:42:41
    Greetings.

    On 16/12/2020 14.34, Lawrence Woodman wrote:
    The Lemon64 site at https://www.lemon64.com/ seems to have been down for
    some time now -- a day, at least, or possibly longer. Does anyone know
    the reason? Has the site been abandoned?

    Unfortunately lemon64 and lemonAmiga both got hacked. I understand they
    are dealing with it as we speak. It's always a shame when hackers target
    a website but particularly so when it's a hobby site like this.


    I see! That's unfortunate. May I ask where you're getting this
    information from? Is there some other website or social media feed I
    can check for updates?

    Regards,
    Tristan

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  • From Lawrence Woodman@3:770/3 to Tristan Miller on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 13:47:04
    On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 14:42:41 +0100, Tristan Miller wrote:

    On 16/12/2020 14.34, Lawrence Woodman wrote:
    The Lemon64 site at https://www.lemon64.com/ seems to have been down for >>> some time now -- a day, at least, or possibly longer. Does anyone know
    the reason? Has the site been abandoned?

    Unfortunately lemon64 and lemonAmiga both got hacked. I understand they
    are dealing with it as we speak. It's always a shame when hackers target
    a website but particularly so when it's a hobby site like this.


    I see! That's unfortunate. May I ask where you're getting this
    information from? Is there some other website or social media feed I
    can check for updates?


    It was reported by @AmigaLOve on twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AmigaL0ve/status/1339014484216532992



    Lorry

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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@3:770/3 to Tristan Miller on Monday, December 21, 2020 12:49:25
    On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:00:43 +0100, Tristan Miller wrote:

    The Lemon64 site at https://www.lemon64.com/ seems to have been down for
    some time now -- a day, at least, or possibly longer. Does anyone know
    the reason? Has the site been abandoned?

    Apparently hacked, as already mentioned.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/c64/comments/kd3y94/is_lemon_64_down/

    | This really burns me that some asshole did this - especially to
    | hobbiest websites that have no financial gain for the attacker.

    Probably by a fanatic ATARI user. ;-)

    Was looking how to configure the VICE emulator to actually print to a
    "modern" Officejet 6600 (I found on the sidewalk some weeks ago, which
    still works!), because it only creates a BMP file instead of printing.

    Luckily Google has pages from Lemon64 in its cache.

    Hope they are back soon.
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    Andreas

    PGP fingerprint 952B0A9F12C2FD6C9F7E68DAA9C2EA89D1A370E0

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  • From B@3:770/3 to Andreas Kohlbach on Monday, December 28, 2020 20:14:05
    On 2020-12-21, Andreas Kohlbach <ank@spamfence.net> wrote:
    On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:00:43 +0100, Tristan Miller wrote:

    The Lemon64 site at https://www.lemon64.com/ seems to have been down for
    some time now -- a day, at least, or possibly longer. Does anyone know
    the reason? Has the site been abandoned?

    Apparently hacked, as already mentioned.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/c64/comments/kd3y94/is_lemon_64_down/

    | This really burns me that some asshole did this - especially to
    | hobbiest websites that have no financial gain for the attacker.

    Probably by a fanatic ATARI user. ;-)

    It's more likely the owner has not cared about security
    for many years and as a result the sites got hacked by
    bots. Let's hope the Swedish data protection agency has
    mercy on him, or rather not.

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  • From Kevin@3:770/3 to All on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 19:25:57
    On 28/12/2020 21:14, bliep@Your.Bathroom wrote to All:

    It's more likely the owner has not cared about security
    for many years and as a result the sites got hacked by
    bots. Let's hope the Swedish data protection agency has
    mercy on him, or rather not.

    It's not always the fault of the site that has the PHP script (even though PHP Board
    software is pretty leaky), one of my sites got taken down because another user on the
    cluster had an insecure script on their account. This was also compounded my my ex-
    webhost having pretty shitty security.

    From what I understand some actor got root access, so I would put that in the hands of
    their webhost EIG - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group

    -Kevin

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