Hackers Still Suck!

This is rather ironic, but my new site has been the innocent bystander of a recent hack attack of another php Nuke site on this server. The end result is that I lost all my work from yesterday; new blog, new mods, and all my posts!

A word of advice for would be webmasters – php Nuke is an unbelievably unsecured script. If you are a using php Nuke, or thinking about using php Nuke, make sure you have the latest version (7.2 or 7.3) and multiple security scripts such as fortress, admin secure, admin tap, union tap, and others.

The lesson I have learned is that I need to setup a cron job to do backups and exports!

Hackers suck. Bloody f’ing bas*ar*%! One of the reasons I pulled down the previous incarnation of Calvert Games was that I was sick and tired or worrying about maintaining (and securing) my site. Of course those of you who read the site yesterday already knew this was one of the reasons for giving up the ghost. Now that post is lost, so I will have to be creative and come up with a cleaver replacement. [sigh]

The previous hack attacks were truly draining. That and I laid out some duckets to pay a Unix admin to help secure the site. And now my new site was blow away because of a hack attack on another php Nuke based site. Hackers are evil – that much is certain; evil and malicious.

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A Simple Parting …

With these final words, the face of Calvert Games was forever changed:

I wanted to take a minute to thank the readers of Calvert Games for your support. The last three years have been a heck of a lot of fun for me, and I hope this little corner of Internet sports gaming has been equally as enjoyable for our readers.

I have a lot to write about, but I want to keep this parting fairly short. I have to express my thanks and deep gratitude to the staff – Adam, Derek, Kevin, and Ted. You guys are great, and I sincerely thank you for all the hard work you have put into Calvert Games, and more importantly for your friendship. Kudos on a job well done!

Sometime over the next few days the “current” Calvert Games will cease to exist. I may attempt some sort of historical archive, but that is also up in the air at this time.

At this point I have not decided what to do or where to go next. To quote Bilbo “I need a holiday – a very long holiday – and I don’t expect I shall return. In fact, I mean not to!”

Well, I would be foolish to say never, but I do not have plans to revive Calvert Games in the immediate future.

Calvert Games was founded in September 2001.

Special thanks to the staff – Adam, Derek, Kevin, and Ted – the best damn group in the industry!

Special thanks to Steve at OS – you have always pimped my junk for free; thanks for the help!

Thanks to Matt C. and Paul K. – you guys always encouraged me and helped spawn CG. The original SR was something special.

Thanks to Tonya, my wonderful wife, for always supporting me, and putting up with my gaming addiction.

“Happy trails to you,
until we meet again.
Happy trails to you,
keep smilin’ until then.” – Roy Rogers Show

In Jesus’ name anything is possible. God bless, and good night!

And so Calvert Games 3.0 is born; the adventure begins anew.

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