Doesn’t that just spoil an otherwise nice day? Earlier today Bill Bryan, aka Fogbow Foggy, tweeted that the popular The Fogbow forum had been hacked.
My server was hacked. I’m working on it as fast as possible. Thanks for your patience.
— ☼ bill bryan ☼ (@wlbryan) September 30, 2016
The individual taking responsibility calls themself “AnoaGhost.” It looks like AnoaGhost is/was a member of the AnonGhost hacking team, a group pro-Palestinian cyber terrorists. AnoaGhost has defaced thousands of web sites such as The Fogbow.
As of 1:33 PM today the Fogbow home page consists of the message “I’m working on it, folks.”
As for me, I just made a backup 😉
The Fogbow is back up as of 8 am, October 3, and back down again. Bryan says that his WordPress sites on the same virtual private server were infected by malware, leading to the compromise of the entire server. While he was able to restore The Fogbow, that malware still needed cleaning.
The Fogbow is down again as of the evening of October 15. This time Google is reporting that Fogbow is hosting malware that may affect a visitor’s computer and throws up the big red screen that blocks access through certain browsers.