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Old 09-29-2022, 01:00 AM
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Hello SnitchSeekers.

By now many of you have noticed sudden gaps and disappearances of threads here on SnitchSeeker. Unfortunately, between the late evening of September 25th and early morning of September 26th, site experienced a cyberattack by way of hacking that has impacted many of the threads hosted here on SnitchSeeker, effectively erasing them and leaving holes in this site's great history.

Upon investigating our options, it has been concluded that we unfortunately cannot retrieve this data and reinstate the fanfictions, artworks, RPs, news reports, member interactions and many many other things lost because of this cyberattack. We understand that this is incredibly disheartening and devastating, but we can confirm that such online resources as https://archive.org/ have captured moments of SnitchSeeker in the past, so it is very possible that if you have something that has suffered because of this cyberattack that you may be able to retrieve it through these means. We cannot restore threads and posts from here, but you can copy and paste things for personal retrieval and possible resubmission if you so desire. It is advised that you update your passwords just to be safe.

SnitchSeeker Admin and mods will be doing everything we can to rebuild and move forward to continue to create a space where creativity and a communal appreciation for the Wizarding World can thrive.
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Old 09-30-2022, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh no - so unfortunate for all! I'm sorry this happened, but thank you for doing the best you guys can!
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)

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Thank you for letting us know. So sad to hear about this.
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Old 10-01-2022, 10:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The thing I don't understand is the reason behind the attack. I mean there can be no monetary or similar gain from it. Nevertheless, my sympathies to admins, mods and anyone who lost content because of this.
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My wand shop was one of the places hit. Should anyone need their wand image, please contact me. I have them saved elsewhere.
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I had the longest standing graphics shop. Almost 13 years. It's gone.

I'm so sorry to everyone else that has lost their threads as well. It's completely heart breaking.
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I had the longest standing graphics shop. Almost 13 years. It's gone.

I'm so sorry to everyone else that has lost their threads as well. It's completely heart breaking.
I feeellll soooo bad for you and the others who lost their graphic shops It was so randomized, it seems?

i lost my drabble thread that was like 75% complete. fortunately i have a document with them, but still need to do the coding

We will rebuild though
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I've lost my drabble thread which honestly made me so sad. Luckily I also have most of them backed up. It honestly breaks my head to see so many graphics threads being lost after being around for so long!

If there's anything I can do, please let me know <3
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Really sorry this happened I am sure we will bounce back though <3
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The thing I don't understand is the reason behind the attack.
To make a guess, if I may, it would seem it was likely just to cause chaos because they could. Perhaps testing out their method of cracking firewalls to go after something else in the future.
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Ummm was more stuff lost? I don't remember as much of the RP archives being hit. Like a lot of Floreans and Leaky.
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