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[Fixed] Multiple accounts banned in malicious event

tatiang.tatiang. Posts: 7Member
edited July 16 in Miscellaneous

Hi everyone,

For some reason, my account (@tatiang) was banned yesterday. It appears all of my posts from years past are gone. I'm really hoping my account can be restored and my posts restored as well. What a loss that would be. :(

If it's any clue, @SaladStraightShooter, who has been gone from the forums for years, posted on this thread: https://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/comment/611121#Comment_611121. He appears to have one post although he posted thousands of times in the past.

Does this mean all moderators had their accounts banned? Ack!

Hoping there's a good fix for all this.

Comments

  • tatiang.tatiang. Posts: 7Member
    edited July 14

    @tatiang. said:
    Hi everyone,
    Does this mean all moderators had their accounts banned? Ack!

    Yep, that appears to be what happened. OMG.

  • tatiang.tatiang. Posts: 7Member
    edited July 15

    Accounts affected:
    @tatiang
    @braydon_sfx
    @SaladStraightShooter (unbanned but loss of posts)
    @Armelline
    @uptimistik

  • Two.ETwo.E Posts: 573Member, BASIC

    I see Jon from GShelper has been deleted?

    Annoying that Messages with those banned, deleted have gone too :(

    Little bit strange that as soon as SSS logins in, the mods gets banned...

  • Armelline2.0Armelline2.0 Posts: 2Member

    Banned too. My money is on someone having pieced together SSS's login details from the GS hack and other hacks and having some destructive fun on the forums.

  • tatiang.tatiang. Posts: 7Member

    @Armelline2.0 said:
    Banned too. My money is on someone having pieced together SSS's login details from the GS hack and other hacks and having some destructive fun on the forums.

    Makes sense that that would be the case. How awful.

  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,383Member, Sous Chef
  • Two.ETwo.E Posts: 573Member, BASIC

    Nice to see the mods ignore the forum rule: Don't create multiple accounts :D

  • tatiang.tatiang. Posts: 7Member

    @Two.E said:
    Nice to see the mods ignore the forum rule: Don't create multiple accounts :D

    Yep! The irony of that wasn't lost on me when I created the second account.

  • tatiang.tatiang. Posts: 7Member

    Hi, @jonmulcahy. I had originally posted a list of moderators who were not affected and you were on that list. But then I heard about non-mods who had also been banned so I stopped making two lists.

  • uptimistikuptimistik Posts: 11Member, Sous Chef, PRO

    hmm not sure what happened there

  • tatiang.tatiang. Posts: 7Member

    @adent42 @ForumNinja Can someone make me a senior sous chef again? I imagine you're dealing with bigger things right now so no rush!

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,390Member
    edited July 15

    Censorship! They don't want the new subscribers finding out how long the BS has gone on and how long the lists of defectors, the list of bugs and the list of complaints have all become. 😈

    Watch this space to see if I get banned just for saying the above, after joining GS seven years ago and paying subscription for the last six years.

  • Armelline2.0Armelline2.0 Posts: 2Member

    @PhilipCC - I really don't think this has anything to do with censorship. The people banned aren't exactly vocal critics of GameSalad.

  • Hypnorabbit2.0Hypnorabbit2.0 Posts: 3Member

    I was banned as well - what on earth is going on?

  • Hypnorabbit2.0Hypnorabbit2.0 Posts: 3Member

    Lost all my posts (of which there weren't many but still). Can someone confirm what the heck is going on?

  • Hypnorabbit2.0Hypnorabbit2.0 Posts: 3Member
    edited July 15

    And do us a favour @adent42 and audit who has superuser privileges on the forum. Obviously SSS shouldn't have had it after so long. I mean we're paying USD 29 a month, and Gamesalad is no spring chicken. You'd expect some form of reasonable security at this point.

  • bob loblawbob loblaw Posts: 357Member, PRO

    @PhilipCC said:
    Censorship! They don't want the new subscribers finding out how long the BS has gone on and how long the lists of defectors, the list of bugs and the list of complaints have all become. 😈

    Watch this space to see if I get banned just for saying the above, after joining GS seven years ago and paying subscription for the last six years.

    seems like a good time for you to move to another platform if you aren't happy with gs?

    if you're unhappy with gs, why waste your time here. plenty still like gs, and I think its a good easy way for people new to app creation to learn about coding logic. it's also an easy way to make things that are compatible across iOS and android platforms.

  • loganjan22loganjan22 Posts: 3Member, PRO

    My posts seem to have been deleted too.

  • loganjan22loganjan22 Posts: 3Member, PRO

    I understand that GS is finding money in the education business and I understand the amount of staff, but I think maybe a price reduction would be nice. This security problem may just cause even more people to leave and cause less people to stay with the community.

  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 543Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    I've been spending this morning looking through the change logs and undoing the malicious changes. At this point I believe I've got them all, so if I missed your account please PM me.

    It looks like the source was SaladStraightShooter's account and all power has been stripped from it. I apologize for any problems this may have caused you guys.

  • ArmellineArmelline Posts: 4,772Member, PRO
    edited July 15

    I'm back baby!

    Thanks @ForumNinja for straightening it all out!

  • loganjan22loganjan22 Posts: 3Member, PRO

    I sent you a message @ForumNinja regarding my account.

  • HypnorabbitHypnorabbit SingaporePosts: 205Member, PRO

    Back in business - thanks @ForumNinja. Please strip unnecessary accounts of unnecessary privileges! Love Gamesalad and always will.

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,836Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    Yay, I'm restored! Thank you, @ForumNinja!

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  • Twayne2Twayne2 Posts: 393Member, PRO
    edited July 17

    Does this mean a hacker is still has access to our accounts, even after changing out passwords, or just that one mod.'s account could ban people? Please stop these happenings GS.

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