Has FrugalSquirrels been hijacked?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seawolf1090, Sep 6, 2010.


  1. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Trying to get onto the Squirrel Tree today using my saved addy (been in use for a few years now) - I get sent to some weird site called "SEDOPARKING_dot_COM" then some gobbledegook and then "frugalsquirrels". Looks like somebody has a bot diverting us to THEIR site - it lists various 'survival/prepper' type things, but it sure ain't John's site! [dunno]
     
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Sounds like a standard hack
     
  3. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Looks like DNS Poisoning...try flushing your DNS records first, if it doesn't work, change default DNS servers you use, both of them...If it still doesn't work, the poisoning is either on their end, or script is implanted directly on the site doing redirecting...or some trojan poisoned your hosts file, but that's remote possibility...
     
  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    well you can't bing or google them and get there either, so......
     
  5. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    So either the site was killed by the provider or it is DNS Poisoning...
     
  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    it's worse than that .. the domain name expired yesterday .. OUCH!

    if someone knows john please let him know. it may have just been an oversite on his part.

    It does happen .. not that i would know or anything [peep]

    Registration Service Provided By: Domain Registry of America
    Contact: support@droa.com
    Web:Domain Registry of America - Domains, Free Web Hosting, Search Submissions and Excellent Customer Service


    Domain name: frugalsquirrels.com

    Registrant Contact:
    John Maniatty
    Private Registration
    2316 Delaware Ave Suite #266
    Buffalo
    NY, 14216-2687 US
    866-434-0212
    866-434-0211
    377559b16b0d2a8c@private-contact.com

    Administrative Contact:
    John Maniatty
    Private Registration
    2316 Delaware Ave Suite #266
    Buffalo
    NY, 14216-2687 US
    866-434-0212
    866-434-0211
    xkag1wohcxvkvcki@private-contact.com

    Technical Contact:
    John Maniatty
    Private Registration
    2316 Delaware Ave Suite #266
    Buffalo
    NY, 14216-2687 US
    866-434-0212
    866-434-0211
    uckrzx5qor3tonne@private-contact.com

    Update date: 2010-09-06
    Expiration date: 2010-09-05
     
  7. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    ROFL!...So, it was some sort of DNS "problem"... :D
     
  8. Avengeance

    Avengeance Monkey+

    Looks like someone paid the subscription to the trixters at Domain Registry of America. They send you an ad that looks very much like a bill. All official-looking, asking you to "renew your domain name(s)". Looks like someone paid the "bill" without paying attention and got slammed. Oops.

    If they already use Domain Registry of America, they need to go with a more reputable company. DRA is not a good company to deal with. Other domain name providers are better about sending you warnings when your name is coming due, and keeping others from 'jacking your name the moment it lapses.
     
  9. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I recieved an email from them saying the site was back up.
     
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    I hadn't visited that site in 2 years or more. I just checked to see if I could still get in under my user name there. When I signed in I had to update my profile to view the site, but it all worked out.

    Interesting sub-forum on there now, "Amateur Radio". I had to check it out...
     
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