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    DAREBEE post attack | Updates

    DAREBEE post attack | Updates

    It's been almost 24 hours and we are not out of the woods yet we are sorry to say. This is going to be a long weekend and some of us will be taking time off our day jobs so we can throw more manpower at this. Currently all services except the Hive are disabled until further notice. We are still at the damage assessment stage but we will make sure to update you every step of the way. We are currently working in shifts monitoring the website 24/7. This upcoming weekend we will also be discussing the future of DAREBEE, what we can do from here on and what changes will have to be made running it.

    Just to let you know what kind of attack this was. This was ransomware. Which means our files were encrypted and the hackers were demanding money from us if we wanted our files back. We have a very extensive backup system in place, something we pay dearly for, monthly. So this kind of thing would not have worked but it did take us offline for almost an hour which is unacceptable. It also highlighted that yes, we are not as safe as we imagined despite all the safety precautions we are taking. The emotional toll this took on the team and our morale also cannot be ignored. Imagine someone breaking into your house. You just don't feel safe there after that for a long time. This is like that for us.

    This was a ransomware attack. The goal here was to extort money from the developers aka the DAREBEE team so we could get our files back (which we already have safely stored in multiple places anyway). We can recover the DAREBEE materials after a nuclear strike. Probably.

    There are a few bugs in the Hive right now and the website itself but we will address everything in the upcoming week. We had to do a lot of work to get it here and there is even more that needs to be done. Although we have backups of the materials, the functionality itself presented a security concern so everything will have to be looked at, stripped and reworked. We were hoping to have better news for you for October as we were about to open a brand new section on DAREBEE but this will now have to wait (hopefully for not too long).

    TL.,DR. version
    We are back up and running. If anything happens again in the next 48-72 hours, we will get back up again. We've got this.

    P.S. Every time something like this happens, we look for a silver lining. Every time it's an opportunity to reassess and get better. And that's what we intend to do now, however hard and painful it may be. Some things in life are priceless and they are worth every effort.

    - Neila Rey & the DAREBEE Team

    #2
    Thank you so much for everything you do, thank you

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      #3
      Sorry for what you are going through. You guys are the best.
      Lots of good vibes and support

      I wish there was something I could do to help you...

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        #4
        You're simply great, keep going!

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              #7




              F*** them.
              I am sorry about this war going on. Thank you Darebee team!

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                #8
                Don't worry, Team Darebee. The Hive is with you. No force will break us.

                We understand the efforts you guys are taking to keep the site going and we'll always be grateful for your hard work.

                Thank You once again.

                Healing vibes and prayers

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                  #9
                  DAREBEE Team, I am sorry this has taken a toll on you. The emotional & financial (taking time off work). I am very happy you have got us up & running. Thank you so much!!

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                    #10
                    Many thanks from the heart. I appreciate everything you all are doing to keep this project going.

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                      #11
                      Keep up the good work! It's a shitty situation, but this will only make all of us stronger. Thank you for your huge efforts. All I can do is cheer you.

                      Darebee is an important part of my life, and it makes me feel powerless this whole thing. It is exactly the way you put it. Screw those hackers! Screw them!

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                        #12
                        My suport to all of Darebee team and all the effort! The Hive is with you! Let the force be with you!

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                          #13
                          And also to the point: The Darebee team is taking off work to get the site back. Using vacation/PDO days? Say what? I am donating TODAY! If you can donate too, please do it.

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                            #14
                            I was just going to say that, as well. This is SUCH a huge part of our lives, and SO important. You guys at the Darebee team sacrifice SO much. It’s time to pull out the wallets. I did it last night. Thinking about doing it again, this morning. Geeezus, taking time off your day jobs? That’s dedication to a degree we should all aspire to. I wanna support that.
                            When I couldn’t get onto the site yesterday, I was freaking out inside. Like, shit, NOW what am I gonna do? My LIFE is on this site! What keeps me going from day to day. You guys are the BEST. We support what you do 100%.

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                              #15
                              I'm not sure if I should offer my sympathies or congratulations!
                              The former because you - WE - were attacked in a vicious, malicious way and some may no longer feel safe here.
                              The latter because you came out of it pretty much unscathed! A major feat even for a corporation with a 'real' budget and a whole team of dedicated IT types.
                              You guys do amazing work. Thank you so much!

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