We got hacked earlier today around 5:00pm. Well, being hacked is a pretty heavy term. At its most basic, our security is too lax, and we have a lot of work to do at DroidGamers.
As you probably know, we’re a new team at DroidGamers, taking over from Harry Slater who’s been following the site for years. However, this rough change of hands leaves us with a number of questions.
Earlier today, a hacker managed to get into the DroidGamers backend using an account edited in the past. During their brief visit, the hackers uploaded a follow-up link article for some adult sites.
The article “Free Porn Videos Online” is used by many shady companies. As a popular website, we receive countless emails every day asking to write these articles. In this case, the hacker decided to break into the backend and publish the article on their own.
The article in question does point this out. For example, we do not share many links to websites here. These links are not only used to collect information from you, our readers, but also to improve the search optimization of their website in search engines such as Google, to the detriment of our interests.
Even more concerning, the hacker also managed to gain access to one of our sister sites: iFanzine. At the time of writing, we’re still not sure what the situation is, but it seems like everyone here needs more security.
How do we solve this problem
We’re taking steps to address some issues with DroidGamers, including poor site security. For example, we have removed any access to all hacked accounts on the site.
That means these posts shouldn’t reappear unless one of us is quite drunk. Additionally, we are taking steps to ensure that any insignificant accounts cannot be published without editorial oversight.
Unfortunately, DroidGamers are a super target for hackers and spam. Every day, dozens of spam comments are submitted to the site, and we do our best to remove any spam we see.
There are other future plans to improve the DroidGamers experience, hopefully in the near future. If you have any suggestions, drop them in the comments below and we’ll read them all. Yes, everything.