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    PlayBits | PBTS | Games | News Thread


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    PlayBits News - Very important notice

    The user database has leaked so it's not bad to change your passwords.






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    PlayBits News

    Problems with displaying the first page of torrent list.







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    PlayBits News

    Server is down






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    PlayBits News

    Here's some disturbing info gathered from the net:


    Private game tracker Playbits.org was hacked a few weeks ago. Unhashed, Plaintext emails and Passwords compromised.
    Basically the website/server side of it had fallen into disarray from neglect over the years of whomever owned it, and it was hacked by that huge php vulnerability last month. One of the fellow users tried to patch the server and the vulnerability using the same exploit lol, but it was clear at that point that the actual owner DGAF. It was a pretty solid community and torrent tracker (the torrent tracker itself still functions amongst the community independent of the site).

    However, the reality is that the breach was only disclosed in a somewhat difficult to find PHPBB forum thread and whoever owned the domain/site decided not to renew it starting November 1st, so there's really no disclosure existing anymore. So if you had an account and were naive enough to use a password shared with your other important web accounts, it would definitely be prudent to change any passwords that were shared with your playbits account. All the data was unhashed plaintext, so yeah, again, whoever actually ran it was a complete dumbass. PSA and RIP to the Community.




    Playbits.org was not being maintained by anyone for several years. This means, there was no sysop or dev in charge, at all.

    The owner, Byzon owns several other sites, HD-Torrents.org SportsCult.org ++ and simply did not care to put any effort at all into maintaining Playbits beyond the bare minimum of paying the fees and processing billing for vip/account purchase. It was unfortunately a lost cause. I want to clarify that the initial data breach happened about 3-4 months ago, the forum post some refer to was posted by a whitehat hacker about 3 weeks ago, where he explained that he had found several holes. He explained that he had broken in, and discovered the initial breech that was, as I said 3-4 months ago, he then patched several holes. The owner came along and confirmed this himself, stating he'd wanted to shut it down for a long time, but that other owners had said no




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    The only game tracker i have

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