I submitted a Ticket request for support and I have been getting repeated attempts to spam my board with various products such as web hosting and porn
Today from IP address 126.96.36.199 which is registered to Vladimir Litvak From the Ukraine (where 95% of the spam originate from)
Has accomplished Three things Today, Ban Evasion of both the Ban I imposed on this specific IP and also evaded IPB's spam filters (which is before I changed or implemented any SEO "Suggestions" )
But this is not the only party that is involved was An entity from China Telecom (188.8.131.52)
But I was unable to identify this person, both successfully logged into my ACP after I implemented all the SEO "suggestions" from the main ACP panel, on the bottom left hand side
it is quite possible since it altered the .htaccess file that it made the Forum somehow vulnerable
Either The Russian or the person from china deleted my sub forum/Topics, while For some reason leaving The main Forum Directory available, un harmed
Only Thing, is that my main concern about this nature is if there are any "Back - ups" To my Forum's Database, as It's vital to my FOSS(Free Open Software, specifically involving Linux) Community, "Puppy - Linux"
Also, I have noticed that, from at least from my location, the network status website is also down...
Which can only lead to two logical conclusions a hack , hardware failure or both, being a hardware failure resulting from malicious activity.
I will attach screenshots of both
Network status page failure :
I look Forward to working with both the Community and IPB staff as well to resolve this issue!