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Thread: CONDOsingapore under attack

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    Dear registered members and readers of CONDOsingapore.com forum,

    If you had just logged into our forum and felt like Hiro Nakamura travelling back in time in "Heroes", please read our explanation below.

    As many of you are now aware, our forum was down the entire day yesterday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    There was a vicious cyber-attack by person(s) unknown on this website yesterday, resulting in the disabling of the forum and partial corruption of our forum database today.

    As a result, more than 7 months' worth of threads and posts have been deleted, and with them a whole lot of important information and resources, as well as hundreds of excellent analytical posts from our esteemed posters. We have tried our best to salvage whatever we could in the aftermath of this cyber-attack, and would have given anything to have the threads and posts back but alas, it was not to be. We mourn the loss.

    What saddens us as well is the forced deletion of documented property market-related sagas that have enthralled us for the past half a year or so, including the sub-prime fiasco and economic slowdown in the USA, the cooling down of the en-bloc frenzy, the entire Horizon Tower en-bloc story, the subsequent cooling down of the local condominium property market in recent months, and most importantly the of accompanying opinions and views, both positive and negative, from our posters.

    We have now tightened the security of our website and forum, and are delighted to inform the perpetrator of this malicious attack that he or she has failed to bring us down completely.

    Finally, all registered members can rest assured that all email addresses and personal information given to us were kept safe and no access to these sensitive information was afforded to the perpetrator(s). However, some of your registrations have unfortunately been deleted as well. If yours was deleted, we hope that you will register again in order to fully utilise the functions of this forum.

    Once again, we are sorry that this has ever happened, and we regret any inconvenience caused. With new and increased security measures in place, we will ensure this does not ever happen again.

    We hope we can now put this debacle behind us and start a new chapter in the remaking of our forum community.

    Yours sincerely,
    Admin

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    what the heck.. why would anyone want to do as evil as this? what does he/she stand to gain? sigh lets hope this doesnt occur again... this forum has really been a good place for a casual chat on the property market! love it !

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    Sour grapes in action?

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    Oh no. All my postings are gone. We are going back to the future......

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    This is a good omen that we will go back to July 2007!

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    Damn.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    what the heck.. why would anyone want to do as evil as this? what does he/she stand to gain? sigh lets hope this doesnt occur again... this forum has really been a good place for a casual chat on the property market! love it !
    My two-cents worth of analysis: some big guns (with deep pockets to hire hackers, etc.) out there trying to silence the spread of important information

    This website carries many important revelations, vis-a-vis the Horizon Towers, Finland Garden, Pheonix Court, Gillman Heights, etc.

    Ah, one very important thread that can send a tsunami to the entire en bloc industry -- REGENT GARDEN.

    According to latest court papers filed, the minorities have admitted a secret deal with the developer and the lawyers for the developers have also admitted such a "separate" deal.

    In this case, the buyers started negotiating with the minority owners only after the Strata Titles Board made its stand clear that a sale order cannot be given if the sale were below market value, a key point made by the minority owners, and the STB ordered a re-valuation of the property.

    When the revised value showed an almost 20% higher price, the buyer secretly negotiated with the minorities to withdraw their objections.... the rest is history.

    Thus, if this deal were to go through, who on earth would want to be the first 80%/90% to sign the collective sales agreement (CSA)?

    Hence, if the facts of this case were circulated through this and other websites, you can expect all en bloc sales to be frozen for lack of the 80% majority and effectively spelt a death knell for the en bloc industry.

    Ipso facto, it would be in the interests of the developers to hack this (and other similar websites) to keep the truth from other strata titled property owners.

    Can't think of any other reason why such an important website would be hacked.

    Thank you,

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    Dear Admin,

    I am really surprised that you do not perform any data backup!

    Please consider this issue seriously. There is no way for your system to be as secure as banks' websites whereby 24/7 surveillance is in place.

    It is not a matter of trying to "strengthen the security". Rather, the priority should be to be able to have swift recovery with minimal data loss in the event of any malicious attack.

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    Don't you know that it is a crimanal offence under the Computer Misuse Act to hack other people's website? Why would developers want to take such risks? It will not benefit them in anyway.

    This forum is infested with sick people who is capable of committing such senseless acts. Again, I think Admin has to bear some responsibility for not requiring prior User Registration as well as not enforcing censorship when it may be justifiable to do so.


    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    My two-cents worth of analysis: some big guns (with deep pockets to hire hackers, etc.) out there trying to silence the spread of important information

    This website carries many important revelations, vis-a-vis the Horizon Towers, Finland Garden, Pheonix Court, Gillman Heights, etc.

    Ah, one very important thread that can send a tsunami to the entire en bloc industry -- REGENT GARDEN.

    According to latest court papers filed, the minorities have admitted a secret deal with the developer and the lawyers for the developers have also admitted such a "separate" deal.

    In this case, the buyers started negotiating with the minority owners only after the Strata Titles Board made its stand clear that a sale order cannot be given if the sale were below market value, a key point made by the minority owners, and the STB ordered a re-valuation of the property.

    When the revised value showed an almost 20% higher price, the buyer secretly negotiated with the minorities to withdraw their objections.... the rest is history.

    Thus, if this deal were to go through, who on earth would want to be the first 80%/90% to sign the collective sales agreement (CSA)?

    Hence, if the facts of this case were circulated through this and other websites, you can expect all en bloc sales to be frozen for lack of the 80% majority and effectively spelt a death knell for the en bloc industry.

    Ipso facto, it would be in the interests of the developers to hack this (and other similar websites) to keep the truth from other strata titled property owners.

    Can't think of any other reason why such an important website would be hacked.

    Thank you,

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    I feel really sad that lots of information we posted is gone. Cannot imagine who would do a thing like that. It is so vicious. Well, I am going to try to help out as much as possible to repost certain stuff that is gone.

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