Statement Of Reassurance
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:54 PM
I'm not sure if this is the best place to lodge this question/complaint, but hopefully someone who reads this can talk to the right people who could issue such a statement either within these forums or through emails to the addresses associated with our rotoworld accounts.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:17 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:28 PM
The boards seem to by dying. The forum switch seemed to lose a lot of folks and now the unexplained 2 week down time - not even anything mentioned on the rotoworld mainsite about why it was down and a time frame - you clicked on a forum link and it brought you to the NBC Sports main page without any explanation.
On any given evening (peak time), we average around 3,400 users online.
As of now, there are 3,000 online - and the board's only been back for three days.
As for assuaging everyone's fears: While admins are the ones who can confirm for sure, my understanding is that the sole intent of the hacker activity was to target and bring down as many NBCUniversal-owned sites (as well as others) as possible. It was definitely an algorithm-based attack that targeted multiple fronts, because it is impractical to think that even a few dozen people coordinating could bring down as many large domains as they did within such a short time span. I don't think there was any manual extraction of personal information; in fact, I don't think it was even looked at. Getting your e-mail is the best they can do, which isn't much - and I severely doubt it's come to that. Such is the worth of information stored in the database of a free forum.
I will pass along your concerns to an admin and attempt to get confirmation.
How can you not get romantic about baseball?
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:28 AM