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18 June 2008 @ 02:37 pm
Photobucket malfunctions and hacking  
Since yesterday some people may have noticed that Photobucket was acting funky, that any linked images couldn't be seen and nobody could access their accounts. After much confusion and frustration, as it is still currently down, it's been discovered that the Photobucket site has been hijacked by Turkish hacking group, who aren't very conspicuous with their methods. It also appears that there are some people who can still use and access the site while others, such as myself, cannot. I have no idea if whatever is happening in terms of it being hijacked or restored affects different servers or whatnot, but hopefully this'll all get fixed very soon, since for those who have no problems whatsoever are posting with images such as icons and graphics via photobucket and all I see are red X's, which causes a problem for myself and others who are affected by this hacking.

In the meantime, I'll be looking for another imagehosting source as a substitute until the problem is solved. The question remains, my lovely friends, which one should I use?
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Tracy: Chuckalexwhitman25 on June 18th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
I had issues with it all yesterday afternoon and last night. I wasn't sure what was going on at first - I just kept getting redirected to that hosting site. Then I heard that it got hacked. Again. I don't see what is so badass about hacking Photobucket, but to each their own I guess.

It's thankfully been working for me so far today. Hopefully they get it fixed so it works across the board soon.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 19th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
I'm still having troubles with not seeing anything or even getting onto the site since it redirects me as it did yesterday. I hope whatever it is it gets dealt with soon. The suckiest part is that the majority of people who post icons or other graphics and pictures who use PB, and I can't see worth shit if this is going to be a continuing problem. :(
Tracy: SN Nevermindalexwhitman25 on June 19th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
GUH! It's still not working for you? I would have thought they would have it fixed completely by now. I hope it starts working soon - so many sites and people use photobucket for images and it's very frustrating just getting red boxes everywhere.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 19th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
There's a message on the redirected site from Photobucket.com now, which wasn't there before and hopefully everything'll be sorted out within the next couple of days. *crosses fingers*
Shawnashawnalasex on June 18th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
WOW I CAN ,IM HAVING NO PROBLEMS AT ALL
Renée: Ruby. Amazing crack.rogueslayer452 on June 19th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
THEN YOU IS A LUCKY WOMAN! I CAN'T SEE SHIT! :(
Shawnashawnalasex on June 19th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
aww seriously ,until iread your post ..i was clueless
sidewayssideways on June 18th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
i had problems last night, for a few hours, but then it went away. hopefully it'll be up and running for everyone soon.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 19th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
That's what I figure too. If the administrators are finding ways to fix the problem it'll depend on how much they get done and which servers it'll affect. IDK, I'll give it to the weekend.
that girl over there: rf - veronica is a pixy spylizrocks on June 18th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
You can use me if you want. *is pervy*

I've got a domain with a ton of room/bandwidth that I don't use.
rawthorne on June 18th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
A friend was having this issue so I investigated a bit since I can still access the site. Photobucket staff are keeping quiet, saying there was a malfunction on their end and not a hijack. They advise you to flush your DNS (which I tried doing on my computer first and nothing bad happened) and reboot since they're saying the problem should be fixed by now.

I heard about the hacking as well, not sure I believe it since we haven't got official confirmation, but they may just be trying to hold the reins on the situation and not lose clients. Who knows. I use imageshack a lot since it's sans registration. Call me paranoid, but I'd rather have lists of links than one account in one place.
imacrusader on June 18th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
This is really weird. I mean what's the point of hacking photobucket? They are not that large that it is really an achievement, nor is there any statement that this would make. Lame x____x.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 19th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
I know, right? They're just doing it for the attention and obviousness of their own group or something. IDEK what's going on, either. It's just an irritation it had to happen.
Spooner: IBSthesequel -Rogue figure-spoonerknife on June 19th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
hmm I didnt know about PB problems at all :X- I mostly use it but I also have flickr account which is pretty nice/easy to use :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 19th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
At first I just thought something was happening and it would be restored within hours, but it hasn't yet. For some it has, I'll have to find a way to figure out how to do so. Perhaps this'll be a chance for me to see which other image-hosting site I can use as a fallback when something like this occurs.
Robyncakesbitterbird on June 19th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
I saw some people having problmes but it has been fine for my so far.
there are not many other goot sites like photobucket thats so annoying that people hacked it
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 19th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
It's been going on and off as of this moment. I can see some Photobucket links and some not, so this indicates that they're doing something in terms of fixing whatever the problem is. Which I'm happy for.