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Hi All,


As you may have noticed, we turned off the forum yesterday to investigate the JavaScript injection that ran Crypto-currency workloads on the systems of the forum visitors. You can read about it in this thread by @drachenlord. Special thanks to @websmile for bringing this to our attention.


First of all, I want to make clear that we are not using our member's systems for mining. That would be very disrespectful, unethical, and probably illegal.


Secondly, we removed the injected file and all should be back to normal for now.


Thirdly, we care about the web security of our users. It is clear that our current forum software (Vbulletin 3.8) is simply outdated and we are actively looking to replace this on short term. The first step will be to set up a new support forum to ensure a safe environment for anyone who wants to discuss HWBOT related topics. In a second step, we will attempt to migrate the existing content to the new forum.


I also want to personally apologize for the inconvenience caused.


Take care,



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