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Forum Security Alert
Published by KermMartian on May 14, 2014 at 11:56:45 AM CST | Discuss this article (30)

Unfortunately, due to a combination of circumstances that included one administrator's password being known, attackers were able to gain access to Cemetech's forum database. We have performed all necessary mitigation measures to reverse the effects of the attack, and we have taken multiple steps to make this type of attack impossible in the future. Unfortunately, because the forum database was compromised, the attackers have access to the hashed, salted passwords it stores, users' email addresses, and the contents of private messages (PMs). While salted hashes make it very difficult for attackers to compute the plaintext password, you may wish to change your password. We apologize for the inconvenience and will remain vigilant in preventing, detecting, and resolving future attacks. Remember, we will never send you emails asking you to click a link to change your password or to provide your credentials for any purpose; knowledge and skepticism are the best defenses against phishing.

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