"fuck off you bastard"?

We're a bit confused, but it seems like somebody in some way shape or form feels emotionally threatened by Sharenator.
lolwut - "fuck off you bastard"?


That's a cropped screenshot of what we've been seeing every time we try to go on the Sharenator.com home page. Despite that, we were even able to make this post. So if it's a hacker, they suck pretty badly at it...

...Anyone else encountering this silly message?

  • Dawn
  • September 11, 2012, 10:51 am
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    Unfortunatley, if you see this message, it's either down to you or your ISP to fix it.

    Yesterday, an anonymous member took down about 10% of the internet by taking down GoDaddy's DNS servers. A DNS server is like an info desk for your computer. Your computer asks where "sharenator.com" is and the DNS server tells your computer "It's at 108.60.201.194".

    Basically, by taking down the DNS server, your computer can't find where the server is unless it already knew that number.

    Also, the hacker not only managed to take down these DNS servers, but also hijack them to redirect to another site. Basically, it redirected some traffic to a site that just says "fuck off you bastard".

    Paul has sorted this by changing the nameservers for Sharenator. However, because of the spaghetti tangle of DNS servers worldwide (your router, ISP, their ISP and the "main 7" all are DNS servers) and how some of these "cache" lookups so they reduce server load, this update doesn't take effect for everyone. This means that even though there are new nameservers, you still are not finding the correct address because your DNS hasn't reloaded this new information and is still pointing you to the old one.


    To give an idea about how many DNS and Nameserver's you go through, this is a "traceroute" - a list of all the "stops" you go from your computer to that website's server. This includes all the nameservers: http://pastebin.com/7UBn3VHb

    look at that, 20 stops between my computer and sharenator! If any one of those stops still had the old DNS entry cached, I would end up seeing "fuck off you bastard".

    TL;DR, empty your cache and it should work again.
    - Jackylegs September 12, 2012, 1:02 am
    Not quite, you need to wait for your ISP to clear theirs :)

    And clear yours :)
    - SkinnyBill September 12, 2012, 3:55 am
    Oh ok, well I just emptied mine and it worked...
    - Jackylegs September 12, 2012, 7:13 am
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    I do and according to facebook a few other people too. I had to click a link to get here. It seems that only the home button is "hacked".
    Yesterday I had problems to get on sharenator it just didnt work and now it says fuck off you bastard.

    • Vans
    • September 11, 2012, 10:55 am
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    Glad I'm not the only one. I used a link to get here

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    someone need to fix this :-(

    • Vans
    • September 11, 2012, 1:34 pm
    We imagine Paul and Darius are already on it, and that the attack is something which is being consistently bombarded at only the front page.
    - Dawn September 11, 2012, 2:41 pm
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    It seems to be fixed now. I'm glad I can finally get on here now.

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    I didn't have a problem getting to Sharenator yesterday it just took forever to stop loading the page and log into it

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    the first time i noticed it was when i tried to get on from a server at me school. and i was like, wtf? sharenator has been hacked? just glad to have it fixed.

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    I never saw this message but for a while i couldn't get here, i kept clicking but nothing was happening. glad that now what ever it is seems to have gone

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    quit crying and get back to work

    • SDAlanB
    • September 12, 2012, 1:57 pm
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    I was expecting to see the seemingly unintentional but probably intentional porn tab open in the screenshot, I was disappointed.

    why do you think we didn't see the full screen... ;)
    - Fail4424 September 12, 2012, 3:01 pm
    Just Jay Naylor's Original Life comic (The non-porn one), Cracked.com, and a few internet chatrooms. Sadly, no actual pornography.
    - Dawn September 12, 2012, 3:58 pm
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