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Conspiracy theory - what's happened to RWI

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Stewart

As the world relies more and more on cyber attacks as a means of leverage, I have to wonder who would have the desire to launch such an attach on RWI?

 

I am no cyber specialist but it seems that there could be a possibility that the big watch companies, after having limited success keeping the Chinese websites (TD sites) from functioning (when they shut them down the domain name gets changed and they are back in business), are going after the online communities in the hopes it slows, deters, or eliminates the rising trend of high quality replicas in circulation.

 

Do we really think this was a disgruntled ex-member, a gen fan boy, or a more elaborate scheme from the big watch companies to reek havoc?

 

Just something I have been thinking about since this happened and wondered what your thoughts were?

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yllekp

It really does not bear thinking about. But yes we were hit hard.

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Aidy

No idea mate I've just come from there they will be down for a few days that's all I know the site was unusable hope it's sorted soon whatever it was cheers aidy

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Thelittleprince

I kinda believe it! Based on an article i read on hodinkee, the swiss watch industry is suffering right now! Actually they say its the worst they have ever suffered since 84!

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/bloomberg-2016-worst-year-since-1984-swiss-watch-industry

 

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greg_r

Oyyyy :facepalm:

 

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Every time one of the boards goes down, somebody comes up with this damn silly notion.

 

Attacking a website is ILLEGAL No, a major watch manufacturer is not going to be doing something like this - if RWI's hosts were to catch 'em doing it, it could end up costing 'em a fortune (not to mention damage to reputation). If the watch manufacturers want us gone, they have several perfectly legal ways to do it.

 

In the frame are Chinese or Russian gangsters/scammers/whatever who may have an axe to grind. An ex-member (less likely as this attack is fairly sophisticated - someone need to know what they're doing for this much damage). Or possibly just someone doing it 'because they can' (wouldn't be the first time - we've had random attacks here on a couple of occasions).

 

Or it could be aliens (probably more likely than watch manufacturers).

 

:rolleyes:

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Tonyb1975

Strike back and hit the Swiss watch companies swapping their fancy pictures into reps and maybe no one will notice. After a couple of weeks reveal to the world and they really will look like idiots LOL

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Thelittleprince
Strike back and hit the Swiss watch companies swapping their fancy pictures into reps and maybe no one will notice. After a couple of weeks reveal to the world and they really will look like idiots LOL

 

They are not as stupid as you think

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FiloViridae

I'm not sure, as I know (or was told) this was an exploit from tapa. Now, when it comes to attacks, since this was via tapa, I highly doubt we were one of the only exploited. So I have a feeling others are down as well..

 

But, now lets say for conspiracy theories, someone is trying to make us stop.. They would without hacking.. If caught, well, they would be bent over in legal issues.

 

But a better conspiracy theory, is that its a multiverse, or someone has failed to use my "blackcard" appropriately, and now has crashed our home.

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BenjaminButton

J'accuse santa claus or one of his little silly fucking elves.

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bobandshawn

Robots automatically search for vulnerabilities and exploit them when found. It was either a hole in Tapatalk, or a hole in the forum software and affected many running the same configurations. Don't take it personal.

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greg_r

J'accuse santa claus or one of his little silly fucking elves.

 

In collusion with the Easter Bunny...

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BenjaminButton

J'accuse santa claus or one of his little silly fucking elves.

 

In collusion with the Easter Bunny...

 

The Easter Bunny too ...... my God are any of us safe! Infamy, infamy they've all got it in for me!

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yllekp

It's all cool. If the Tooth Fairy was involved we would all be dead. So at least we can rule out that one.

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dfq23

God that means idiots like twatdog may be coming here while it's down

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onzenuub

It was Donald Trump

 

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Phil G

J'accuse santa claus or one of his little silly fucking elves.

 

In collusion with the Easter Bunny...

 

 

 

My money's on Brexit or Trump

 

 

 

 

 

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Thelittleprince
J'accuse santa claus or one of his little silly fucking elves.

 

Wouldn't blame santa this close to Christmas, Hoping he got me the JF v7 like i asked :lmao:

 

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hublotkingpower

I'm just hoping all this will get sorted out without any problems, shout-out to the Mods for doing all they can !! On another note am I the only that can't login into my RWG account from Tapatalk?

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Thelittleprince
I'm just hoping all this will get sorted out without any problems, shout-out to the Mods for doing all they can !! On another note am I the only that can't login into my RWG account from Tapatalk?

 

I believe tapatalk has been disabled here!

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greg_r
I'm just hoping all this will get sorted out without any problems, shout-out to the Mods for doing all they can !! On another note am I the only that can't login into my RWG account from Tapatalk?

 

I believe tapatalk has been disabled here!

 

Yep - a vulnerability in TT was part of what happened next door. Given that Tapatalk has been responsible for taking this place down twice in the past (albeit not as seriously as RWI's current problems) we decided not to give it a third chance.

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RepGuy

I believe this isn't a targeted attack, but instead simply a vulnerability with Tapatalk being exploited on a larger scale. The attack hasn't actually shut down the site, but instead has injected ads into the site, which brings in revenue to the owner of these ads.

I can guarantee that other sites have been infected in a similar way to allow for more of these ads to be shown to a wide range of users, which creates a revenue stream for the person behind the attack. If this was a targeted attack against RWI, this group would have easily been able to shut the site down, due to them already having access to the underlying code base, but instead they chose to simply inject ads to create revenue. From how things went, it appears as if they found a vulnerability in RWI and other sites with similar backend setups, and created an automated process to inject these ads into the code base, meaning the people behind this most likely never even accessed the site themselves, and instead had their automated 'bot' take care of injecting the ads.

 

So to reiterate the above into:

This doesn't look like a targeted attack specifically in RWI, but instead a wide range attack to sites with the same vulnerabilities to allow for a revenue stream of whoever is behind this.

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James.

J'accuse santa claus or one of his little silly fucking elves.

 

In collusion with the Easter Bunny...

 

Under the direction of Jesus, Mohammad and Krishna

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pickledbeetroot

How long are we putting up with this bunch of fuckwits and their theories?? Any more of this an I'll get the goats/tractors pics out!!

 

Geeez, that idiot JorDan better get a shifty on :lol:

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Maximalek

Its bad that RWI is down, in christmas time will be a lot of boring time with family and now we can not browse there...

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black263

Its bad that RWI is down, in christmas time will be a lot of boring time with family and now we can not browse there...

Think of it as an opportunity to join us here.

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