64Digits Hacked

For the last few months, 64Digits has been down due to switching their server. 

Now, it seems as if someone has hacked the site and replaced the index.php file with one from the gay shock site Meatspin.       It seems as if its back to the normal outdated message from FSX, but this also happened a few times during this hack.   

Until updated, don’t visit 64Digits. It is recording IP addresses and other information.

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50 Responses

  1. GMNews also records IP addresses when comments are made – so does this mean I should not visit this site?

  2. The hacker set up a .txt file that records all of the ip addresses that visit the site.
    We know the hacker put it up.

  3. Somehow I doubt it was a hack. Look at how the staff has behaved all the other times the site went down for any reason- the fact that it’s switching back to the message sometimes is all the more reason to believe they’re just arguing amongst themselves.

  4. With respect Brian you did not answer my question. So what if 64d is recording people’s IP addresses? Lots of sites do this yet you suggest that because 64d are people should not visit them.

  5. Jesus, do I really need to write a blog about this? Honestly, you all act like you have no clue what is going on. I’ve talked to certain staff members of 64Digits (both ‘current’ and former), and the general response is this: 64Digits is done. This whole thing was most likely a ploy for attention, if you ask me. And Brian, as far as I know, and I know a lot, the hacker DID NOT put up a script that recorded IP addresses. Oh, and how would putting up a text file do anything? I mean, unless the hacker manually updated the text file by copying the contents of the old file, adding the new visitors IP address, then rewriting the file, all via PHP, then a text file really doesn’t do anything.

    I think you need better sources.

    PS: This is strike 2. If it gets to three, I am afraid I will have to set up my own Game Maker news website, because all of the current ones are epic fails (With respect to Philip, he does have the best one currently active at the moment).

  6. I compleatly agree with Connor!

    Your all puting on out-dated news that is avalible on GMB days before you proberly even know about it.

    I think that this site is finished. Your slipping behind ALL the time now.

    Look at Phil, he did it all by him self for a long time, you have a few people working here…

    I just don’t get it.

  7. School, Friends, My own site, Lack of interest.

    There ya have it.

    I don’t have time for this like Ben or Phil did.

  8. If you guys want this site to be up to date, contact Ben Poole (pythonpoole@gmail.com) for a position.

  9. “Lack of interest”, then don’t do it.

  10. “Lack of interest”, then don’t do it.
    Simple.

  11. Let’s put a little stop to some of the falsehood that’s going on here.

    As Philip Gamble said, this site records IPs too. That doesn’t mean anything. We’re about as clueless as you all are. We, as well as some of our members, are working to find out what exactly is going on.

    Rusky, why would we do something so ridiculous? Sure, we mess around sometimes, but Meatspin is just too far. In fact, our own ToS strictly prohibits pornographic material. FSX has been restoring his message, not us. The rest of us don’t even have the new passwords yet. Also, because of the Meatspin on the front page, our hosting account has been suspended. Do you really think we’d do that to ourselves?

    Connor Wilkins, who has said “64digits is done?” It’s not necessarily gone for good. Like I said, we’re still gathering information. Don’t go around saying those kind of lies though. Every 64digits-related article posted on this website has spelled doomsday for us, and look, we’re still around. I do agree though, this site really needs to recheck its sources. That’s why they have GMRumors.

    If you want actual information, come talk to us on the IRC. A few of the active 64d-members are there (myself and eagly included), and although we tend to consider our selves a separate entity, it’s still better than going on rumor, because we actually tend to know what the hell we’re talking about.

  12. People over 64digits are bad PHP coders then, you should recheck all your site code to ensure that there are no xss exploits present. mysql_real_escape_string and strip_tags are your friends. Check all your files and directories for false permissions. Cut down useless features where you have to. Take back FTP access from people you do not trust.
    Learn to code and do not give privileges to the wrong people dammit!

  13. heh, their account has been suspended.
    yes, I wish people would update their blogs a LOT more, but I don’t think starting yet another one is the answer.

  14. commonSense: It’s no secret that 64digits was full of buggy and badly-written code. That’s what happens when the site is built as a way for a bunch of teenagers to learn PHP. The entire website was just a conglomerate of experiments. That’s why we wanted to do v3. Of course, due to our horrible organizational skills, that never happened… about 7 times.

    Security was only made a primary concern for the site as a whole (some admins were actually security-conscious and tried to eliminate bugs and security holes) after being hacked at least twice. Obviously that kind of thinking came back to bite us in the ass a few times. As a few people have said, 64digits was just held up by paper clips, duct tape, and the hope that nobody will want to touch us.

  15. So if you want to keep your community, you need v3, neh?

  16. Perhaps, perhaps not. It’s also no secret that the amount of active users has been on the decline. We’re no longer innovative. We’re no longer interesting. Pushing a new version with new features and improved functionality would help revitalize the original interest in our community.

  17. You really think so? To be honest, I believe your traffic and activity has been on the decline since YoYo launched their site, what, almost two years ago? Why fool around with a website that, as of right now, is not a reliable host for files or games? As of right now, it appears that the site is actually starting to go live again. That being said, no one knows for how much longer.

  18. Nobody has ever been able to guarantee 64digits’ reliability.
    Either way, bringing something new, fresh, professional, etc. could still rekindle interest… but nobody has been motivated to carry the project to completion.

    Nobody sees 64digits as a Game Maker Community anymore anyway. Most of the active members are there just to socialize. It’s the reason #64digits considers itself a separate entity from the site. It’s the reason that we’re so laid back. We’re just a group of people now.

  19. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be returning to 64digits if it ever can come back from the dead. There won’t be anyone there hardly.
    I used to love 64digits.
    -Elmernite

  20. As so did I Elmernite, so did I. Then, after about a month, I got tired of it. And left.

    I did try to go back, but for some reason, I couldn’t login(?).
    So, abandoned all hope, and left for good.

  21. I thought of 64Digits as a game maker community and I really don’t think YoYoGames changed that much, the only reason I stopped using it and going there is because it was so horribly unreliable. I would put a link up and your site would be dead five minutes later, so I would have to use a different place anyway. I just decided to get rid of that extra annoying step. And I stopped going because I never knew when you were alive or hacked or just plain dead. I still think 64 digits could have an important place in the Game Maker community, but you would actually have to fix your problems before that.

  22. Taking your time to update the blog much?

    Honestly, you might as well replace the blog with a message saying ‘We’re doomed’ or something.

  23. 64 digits having a place in the GameMaker Community?

    I could answer that question with a expletive but after carefully thinking about it, 64 digits does have its purpose.
    Many users have often complained about the maturity, well Ill rephrase that as maturity is unfair to users around the age of 12 who actually have common sense, I shall say mental state of the original gamemaker community . That being that bluntly, they are idiotic trolls who post rude comments, run around saying EPIC and PHAIL, reiterating constant in jokes and other activities which really bring down a community, especially such one which requires some thought and intellect (being a gamemaker forum).

    64 digits serves its purpose by basically being a trash can collecting such users, mainly their appeal being that the majority of their staff have the same attitude.

    Just imagine the users of 64 digits let loose on the Gamemaker Community! The current state of the GMC would be a peaceful bliss in comparison!!

    So yeah, lets hope that 4 digits gets back up and their users will then leave the other gamemaker forums alone – not everyone who uses gamemaker has ADD and a handful of braincells that the 64d core community need to learn!

  24. omg u r ep0k fa1l 64 woz >mature like gmc lol no cos gmc was n000b like thik ppl l o l

    u r just jelus bkuz u were 2 thik to be axecepted lol

  25. I’m trying to decipher your comment, Jonas Joe, and having a little trouble.

    “64 digits having a place in the GameMaker Community?”

    64digits used to be a very prominent, popular Game Maker community with, prior to our latest move, over 5000 users and over 25 gigabytes of uploaded files. We used to be quite reputable before all of our downtime and security issues, and even after all of that we still had a loyal user base. 64digits definitely had a place in the Game Maker world.

    “Many users have often complained about the maturity, well Ill rephrase that as maturity is unfair to users around the age of 12 who actually have common sense, I shall say mental state of the original gamemaker community .”

    Yes, our users tend not to appreciate immaturity (at least the valued members of the community don’t. There are some that try to follow in some inside jokes and end up looking like fools). We tend to smoke out people such as you who like to make baseless assumptions and stick their noses where they don’t belong. We’ll like you if you act maturely. Having decent English skills is definitely a plus. If you survive our bouts of sarcasm and cruelty, you’ll soon find your place in the community. Think of it as an initiation similar to that of a college fraternity. The original GMC was great. Then people like you started to join. (Join date: November 2003. Not quite “original,” but still old-school enough to know what I’m talking about.)

    “That being that bluntly, they are idiotic trolls who post rude comments, run around saying EPIC and PHAIL, reiterating constant in jokes and other activities which really bring down a community, especially such one which requires some thought and intellect (being a gamemaker forum).”

    64digits, full of idiotic trolls? No, no, no. We abhor them. We cannot control other people’s actions, however. Some people will be trolls. That’s how the internet works. You’ll find trolls everywhere. Reiterating inside jokes and such are what brings communities together, not what tears them apart. Are you saying that you, with your obviously superior mind, have never told a joke? Is joke-telling too mundane for you?

    “64 digits serves its purpose by basically being a trash can collecting such users, mainly their appeal being that the majority of their staff have the same attitude.

    Just imagine the users of 64 digits let loose on the Gamemaker Community! The current state of the GMC would be a peaceful bliss in comparison!!”

    Give me specific examples. We the staff like to have fun, yes, but we DO have standards.

  26. I’m trying to decipher your comment, Jonas Joe, and having a little trouble.

    “64 digits having a place in the GameMaker Community?”

    64digits used to be a very prominent, popular Game Maker community with, prior to our latest move, over 5000 users and over 25 gigabytes of uploaded files. We used to be quite reputable before all of our downtime and security issues, and even after all of that we still had a loyal user base. 64digits definitely had a place in the Game Maker world.

    “Many users have often complained about the maturity, well Ill rephrase that as maturity is unfair to users around the age of 12 who actually have common sense, I shall say mental state of the original gamemaker community .”

    Yes, our users tend not to appreciate immaturity (at least the valued members of the community don’t. There are some that try to follow in some inside jokes and end up looking like fools). We tend to smoke out people such as you who like to make baseless assumptions and stick their noses where they don’t belong. We’ll like you if you act maturely. Having decent English skills is definitely a plus. If you survive our bouts of sarcasm and cruelty, you’ll soon find your place in the community. Think of it as an initiation similar to that of a college fraternity. The original GMC was great. Then people like you started to join. (Join date: November 2003. Not quite “original,” but still old-school enough to know what I’m talking about.)

    “That being that bluntly, they are idiotic trolls who post rude comments, run around saying EPIC and PHAIL, reiterating constant in jokes and other activities which really bring down a community, especially such one which requires some thought and intellect (being a gamemaker forum).”

    64digits, full of idiotic trolls? No, no, no. We abhor them. We cannot control other people’s actions, however. Some people will be trolls. That’s how the internet works. You’ll find trolls everywhere. Reiterating inside jokes and such are what brings communities together, not what tears them apart. Are you saying that you, with your obviously superior mind, have never told a joke? Is joke-telling too mundane for you?

    “64 digits serves its purpose by basically being a trash can collecting such users, mainly their appeal being that the majority of their staff have the same attitude.

    Just imagine the users of 64 digits let loose on the Gamemaker Community! The current state of the GMC would be a peaceful bliss in comparison!!”

    Give me specific examples. We the staff like to have fun, yes, but we DO have standards. Besides, most of us left the GMC because we were sick of the idiocy, and found 64digits a much more pleasant, mature, intellectual environment to discuss our projects and ideas in.

    “not everyone who uses gamemaker has ADD and a handful of braincells that the 64d core community need to learn!”

    See above.

  27. Blargh. WordPress needs a delete button.

  28. Arcalyth forgot that there are a lot of GMC moderators that have had accounts on 64Digits, as well as the popularity of Reflect Games soaring due to 64digits and JakeX’s three games: Azure Rage, Sapphire Tears, and Shinku no Yume (aka Project Scarlet), and Adrenaline by OpticalLiam and Brainware; as well as many other “omglolwtf” GM users who had accounts and were quite active in them. FredFred, JakeX, ScottAW, RhysAndrews, ChIkEnAtEmYdOnUtS, SleepinJohnnyFish, Takagi, OpticalLiam, Brainware, and others.

    So JonasJoe is probably just an idiot who was banned for not learning to use proper grammar. Also, the Jonas Brothers are shit music. Kthnx.

  29. @Arcalyth:
    Not a good idea.

  30. Ha ha you proved my point. You seem to hit back at my ‘baseless comment’ with your own baseless comments and ill educated personal attacks.

    “The original GMC was great. Then people like you started to join. (Join date: November 2003. Not quite “original,” but still old-school enough to know what I’m talking about.)”
    I actually joined approximately a year before you. If you want to get personal because you come across something you dont want to hear, at least have real facts. Maybe your comment can be reversed onto yourself.

    “64digits, full of idiotic trolls? No, no, no. We abhor them. We cannot control other people’s actions, however. Some people will be trolls. That’s how the internet works. You’ll find trolls everywhere. Reiterating inside jokes and such are what brings communities together, not what tears them apart. Are you saying that you, with your obviously superior mind, have never told a joke? Is joke-telling too mundane for you?”

    Its a shame when alot of these trolls are respected members of the community or even staff. And yeah I love a joke but when I want some input I dont want a member called something like dark_yoshi posting a irrelevant rude comment, then posting further comments when I deleted his inappropriate comment. Then other users join in with irrelevant comments and in jokes, and then when I ask them to stop, they start arguing with me! Not only that but this dark_yoshi and the other members were actually respected members of the community. Btw dark_yoshi was not the users name, it had the name yoshi in it or their avatar was yoshi. That was an actual example, so yes in jokes are fun, troll behaviour is not.

    Yes,our users tend not to appreciate immaturity (at least the valued members of the community don’t. There are some that try to follow in some inside jokes and end up looking like fools). We tend to smoke out people such as you who like to make baseless assumptions and stick their noses where they don’t belong. We’ll like you if you act maturely. Having decent English skills is definitely a plus. If you survive our bouts of sarcasm and cruelty, you’ll soon find your place in the community. ”
    “Besides, most of us left the GMC because we were sick of the idiocy, and found 64digits a much more pleasant, mature, intellectual environment to discuss our projects and ideas in.”
    Contradiction? I couldnt help but laugh to the latter comment, youre basically lying and you know that yourself. I dont even want to waste time explaining how much of a unfounded comment your latter statement is. But just let me say I would rather have users ask basic and sometimes silly questions because they dont bother to look something up than be insulted by trolls with their overuse of internet slang inappropriate comments and have some moderators be a bit sarcastic and patronising then most of the staff joining in and siding with the trolls – I mean respected users – as well as the sarcasm and patronising attitude. Im sure you can tell which communities Im referring to.

  31. “I actually joined approximately a year before you. If you want to get personal because you come across something you dont want to hear, at least have real facts. Maybe your comment can be reversed onto yourself.”

    Perhaps the quality of the original community is a matter of opinion, then. In comparison to today, the community in 2003 was much more pleasant.

    “Its a shame when alot of these trolls are respected members of the community or even staff. And yeah I love a joke but when I want some input I dont want a member called something like dark_yoshi posting a irrelevant rude comment, then posting further comments when I deleted his inappropriate comment. Then other users join in with irrelevant comments and in jokes, and then when I ask them to stop, they start arguing with me! Not only that but this dark_yoshi and the other members were actually respected members of the community. Btw dark_yoshi was not the users name, it had the name yoshi in it or their avatar was yoshi. That was an actual example, so yes in jokes are fun, troll behaviour is not.”

    I believe the user in question was Shadow Yoshi.
    You originally compared trolling to inside jokes, now you want to retract your statement? Like you said to me, your comment is easily reversible. When you get rude users like that, you can take it up with that user. Action without reason will just piss people off and provoke them further, as shown with behavior by yourself AND Shadow Yoshi.

    “I dont even want to waste time explaining how much of a unfounded comment your latter statement is.”

    You could interview a large portion of our active users and they’d probably say something similar.

    “Im sure you can tell which communities Im referring to.”

    GMG? 😛

    Anyway, if you’d like to discuss this further, email me at arcalyth [dslgkhadlg;at] gmail [salkdghdaslkgha;dotcom] rather than making a public mess out of it.

  32. So what exactly is the point behind the quote “version 3” of 64Digits that has nothing but the home page and registration page working it seems….which now asks for your Social Security Number (for those who don’t live in the US…this is a unique, very important number, for each person), and they’re credit card number.

    This is pathetic.

  33. legocrazy1: The point is/was to renovate the site with a new layout while having a much more easily-extended, more secure, faster backend.

    The registration page does not and has never asked for your SSN or credit card number (why would we need this information anyway?).

  34. Well I don’t know if you’ve looked at the site in the past day, so I took a screen shot of the join page. All the other pages just say something else completely unnecessary.

  35. *blink blink*

    What the CRAP?

  36. I hope that you guys aren’t taking that fake registration page seriously. I mean, come on, only a moron would actually supply that kind of information to some random website…

    …but then again, those kinds of morons actually do exist. I mean, after reading articles and quotes about kids at the GMC being victimized by scammers and dismissing their antivirus alerts during the GMC iFrame exploit, then yeah, there’s reason to believe that there may be some newcomers that are actually willing to provide this info during registration (given that they know how to get it in the first place/even know what it is :P). Yet all of this is extremely unlikely.

    Pfft, besides, I bet that no info is even sent through the registration form. This isn’t a scam. It’s good ol’ 64D humor.

  37. That website wasn’t written by us.

  38. QUOTE

    I hope that you guys aren’t taking that fake registration page seriously. I mean, come on, only a moron would actually supply that kind of information to some random website…

    QUOTE

    The majority of 64d users then? 😆

  39. First of all, I’m 90% sure this wasn’t a hack, and the little animation put up was done by staff. I even believe it was linked to a certain staff member’s file manager, hence the suspicion.
    The fake registration is just that. Fake. It and the site’s design were released as a joke. Anyone stupid enough to enter their information into that field is obviously an idiot and should be shot.
    And no, the form wasn’t there for original registration, obviously. Any half-wit can probably see that the information it asks you to provide isn’t sent anywhere.
    64Digits is all about senseless humor, whether it’s actually funny or not.

    So no, the registration page wasn’t hacked. And everyone tracks IPs, seriously.

  40. Oh, and I’m laughing at Jonas Joe’s poorly thought-out criticisms. It’s hilarious that you make a global assumption like that. Sure you have a bit of experience, and I commend that, but bashing 64Digits just because you had a horrible time there with other users? Not exactly a trustworthy critic.
    Sure, there are some nasty kids who do the same thing over and over again, but it’s pretty silly to assume everyone in the community is like that.

    Do your research, kid. Don’t bash things just because you take it personally. If you’re going to criticize, do it right…with spelling.

  41. Hey, Kilin, guess what? It was hacked, now shut up.

    >_>

    Take your own advice and do your research.

  42. “Anyone stupid enough to enter their information into that field is obviously an idiot and should be shot.”

    :3

  43. How come the website isn’t being displayed for me anymore?
    Or is it for everyone too?

  44. @Arc:
    Huh, what kind of hacker would use 64Digits humor? And seeing that 64Digits ALWAYS gets hacked really isn’t a surprise. I actually only found that out right after I posted from Ludamad, so no need to be sore. But yeah, that’s a weird way to hack the site.
    Anyway, WordPress needs a delete link for things like that. My mistake, whatever, there you go. My 90% hunch was wrong. O_o

  45. Sorry Kilin, but I cannot take any of your comments seriously with a website like shaltix.com 😆

  46. hahahahha wow i used to be such a little shit

  47. I do not drop a comment, but I browsed a few of the comments on this page 64Digits Hacked | Scorptek •
    GMNews. I actually do have some questions for you if it’s okay. Could it be simply me or do a few of these comments come across as if they are left by brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are posting on other online sites, I’d like to keep up with anything new you have to post.
    Would you list of all of all your shared pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

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