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Old 19-02-2018, 12:20 PM   #1
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[IMPORTANT] HWZ Account Security Advisory

Hi everyone,

As you may know, one of our Admin accounts was compromised yesterday evening for about 30 minutes. As a precautionary measure, we have disabled rights for all Admin-level accounts to prevent further access by the hacker.

We are investigating this as a matter of priority and will update you as soon as we can ascertain the extent and source of the breach.

Thank you for your patience. Official updates will be posted here.

Update as of 20th February, 9pm
Dear all, please refer to our official announcement here:-
Link 1:
Link 2:

Update as of 27th February
Security measures taken - Password complexity rules enforced + Captha for login process

Update as of 1st March
Security measures taken - Site has switched over to the HTTPS protocol

Update as of 23rd March
Security measures taken - All optional profile fields from user profile have been removed

Update as of 6th April
Security measures taken - Password complexity rules updated

Update as of 30th April
Security measures taken - 2FA for forum member accounts now available
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