Well, now someone attempted to maliciously unsubscribe me from the mailing list, and the
IP address who performed the action matches that of the IP address displayed in the lower
right hand corner of the "Hacked by" screen when attempting to access Referata.
(Never noticed that until now).
The alleged hacker has outed themselves and has posted their IP publicly in their Hacked
message. I also note that the username of the alleged hacker listed matches that of a
previous username (before global rename) of a now globally-locked and enwiki-banned WMF
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, 5:37 PM, Martin Urbanec <martin.urbanec(a)wikimedia.cz>
Oh yeah, that's probably because the list sends on your behalf, and yahoo has very
strict policy on who can do that :(.
From my point of view, it looks it was hacked by
an individual/group called Delicious. But you probably see the same thing there :)).
On Sun, 5 May 2019 at 23:19, Amanda Quad <amandaquad(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
For some reason, the Wikimedia mailing lists have a notorious reputation of not liking
Yahoo email addresses. *shrugs*
Anyway, the provider is still down/appears dead. It is seriously looking like we may have
lost another free MediaWiki host, since usually when Referata goes down its only for an
hour or two, usually even less.
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, 5:07 PM, Martin Urbanec <martin.urbanec(a)wikimedia.cz>
for your information, all your emails are going to spam on my end. Might not affect just
On Sun, 5 May 2019 at 19:24, Amanda Quad <amandaquad(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to the Referata MediaWiki hosting service
) - it seems to have died or something, as no site hosted under
Referata's domain name, nor the main "meta" website itself is accessible.
CC'ing Yaron Koren who I believe is the lead sysadmin of the service. If we have
indeed lost another free MediaWiki host, I will definitely say that it is a major setback
and has the potential to impact many poeple. Too many free MediaWiki hosts have either
died, had a change of management and are now ad-spammed, and/or have become pay-only
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