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This is an official announcement from AB Slotsport!

I repeat it for your information.

The AB SLOTSPORT web-site has been sabotaged.
Please do NOT go to AB Slotsport.com. until further notice.

Should you require product information, please use the URL for our product site
www.abslotsport.biz - this site is unaffected.

Our e-mail is unaffected.

VBR

Andy Brown-Searle
 

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UPDATE

Some racers may have tried to log on to abslotsport.com today. I apologise to anyone who had had problems because of this.

The abslotsport.com site has been a victim of a covert raid by persons who are now being tracked by our domain suppliers and independant consultants. Any information leading to the identity of the persons concerned will be welcomed and rewarded.

This illegal action has only affected the abslotsport.com site.

Anyone wishing product information should go to
http://abslotsport.biz which is unaffected.

Our e-mail and base computers are likewise unaffected.

Additional site security is now in hand to prevent a further occurence of this illegal activity and we hope the AB.com site will be up and running in the next 24 hours.

Once again, apologies to any clients or browsers who have been affected by this piece of Internet terrorism.

VBR

Andy Brown-Searle
 

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This sort of thing happens quite frequently. Generally a hacker will use an open port of the server to gain access to the webserver, mostly to introduce a little application that will overwrite all the html index pages with their tags.

To prevent this happening, you have to make sure your server is up to date with all the software patches from the supplier and operating system developers.

You can run anti intrusion software which will monitor port activity and notify you if any attack is taking place.
 

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FINAL UPDATE

QUOTE I apologise for taking up your time, however this is just a quick message to announce that the AB SLOTSPORT web system is back up and running.

During yesterday a part of our website (abslotsport.com) was hacked and rediverted. This has now been cured by our hosting supplier and additional security installed to prevent a re-run.

Users of the site should not have been compromised if they logged on yesterday providing they have an up to date virus program.

This raid only targeted the abslotsport.com site, not abslotsport.biz or our e-mail. At no time has the said virus entered our base computers or e-mail system.

Anyone who thinks they may have had a problem should run their virus checker through their entire system paying special attention to Temporary Internet files. The virus was a Trojan with the name cool[1]hta. I have to say our Norton version blocked the incoming virus directly it was detected and caused no damage what so ever.

Once again, I apologise to anyone who had a problem and I am sure you will agree with me that this form of Internet Terrorism is not only illegal, but unforgivable.

All our systems are now back up and running and business has been unaffected.

Anyone with information regarding the perpetrators of this raid will be suitably rewarded!

VBR

Andy Brown-Searle
ABSLOTSPORT
 
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