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Announcements

Returning to Normal

Posted by aRt)Y on Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:28 pm

Hey guys,

after now nearly two weeks, ENT has managed to fix most of the bots. The bots' configuration remains as usual, just the keys are changed which works fine for now and the league is operating now, too, again. There might still be one or two bots left but don't worry, they will get back. Feel free to join ENT's games again! :)

As for the website, everything has returned to normal. If you've any support requests, feel free to ask. ENT has great, new staff members who will help you. If you still have questions, join our Discord. :) We recently added game channels, too, which you can join by using !join <group>.

Regarding the "hack", we are glad that most Warcraft 3 communities have supported us. In times as these, uniting is more important than ever. We sincerely appreciate your kind words. We already mentioned that we've 2-3 suspects and we would like to shed some light on that after we received intel of another community's lead staff member.

You might have noticed that the clan channels have been on lock-down prior to the website breach. Apparently, the channel spamming was just one step in their "grand scheme" to draw our attention (which, apparently, they considered as a fun idea). The attackers had insider knowledge thanks to a former ENT Head Administrator/Manager which explains the rapid actions and altering of internal pages. The community behind all this, or at least members of it, is war3.host (now merged with dota.vision). In particular, their community member 'Scriv' (at least the alias we are aware of). He spammed Warcraft 3 clan channels (ENT, BTI, perhaps others) with their forum website (1, among other instances) while and after we restored our forums.
Scriv wrote:on bnet, i told him the stealthbot campaign was step 1 of taking down ENT
and then bam, hacked the next day
hahaha

Enterprise Gaming is a community such as many others. We offer free services and support and we don't really mind where the Warcraft 3 users play. It remains a mystery to us as to why we deserved this. Anyway, be aware of what methods they use if you choose to interact with them.

While ENT's Staff Dept. can be blamed for many things in regards to the bots' crisis management, we are no experts ourselves, so it is probably justified. Nonetheless, we tried to handle the situation as good as possible by centralizing information and avoiding spreading of misinformation was key to us.

We are fully aware that things can't stay as they are forever. Therefore, we are considering merging with another community to ensure future technical implementations, strengthening our infrastructure and continuing to nurture the player base. Time will tell how it goes.

Stay with ENT and join us on our future adventures! <3

Public Announcement

Posted by aRt)Y on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:34 pm

Update 2

Dear ENT community,

on Saturday, March, 4th, at roughly 2:30 pm UTC+1, someone hacked one of our staff member's (not the Staff Dept.) forum account. The attacker then logged into the forum's Administrative Control Panel (ACP) and overwrote one of the Staff Department's member's password. He then continued to alter the website's settings and forum structure via that access. You may have noticed the e-mail sent, unfortunately, in ENT's name and the bots' chat messages, too.

At 3 pm, I was notified of the breach. Being rather surprised by the situation and trying to figure out what happened, things didn't look good. Half an hour later, I contacted uakf.b informing him about the breach and we have taken measures to counter the "hack" (which, in fact, was probably just a mere brute-force of a forum user's password; how exactly he got the user's password is unknown to us though).

The website was taken offline, the latest forum backup was restored (from January) and the bot files were restored, too. At 5:15 pm the restoration was done. The forum and staff structure, topics and posts will look like in January. Please give the staff a few hours/days to administrate the forum. Thanks.

To summarize: At no point were the users' passwords in danger. To ensure your password can not be "guessed" via brute-force or other phishing techniques, ensure to use strong, unique passwords and if possible a two factor authentication. However, due to the backup, your password has been restored to the one you used in January. So, if you changed your password in the last two months, use your old one. Plus, don't be surprised about the old topics, we will have to move them.

I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Announcements & Rule Updates

Posted by aRt)Y on Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:57 am

Enterprise Gaming is a big community. We are talking about new rules and discussing current ones on a daily basis. It is difficult to keep up to date with all the news and changes - which unfortunately, is a must for you and us.

So how do you do it, you may ask yourself? ENT has a few hubs where we centralize all rule updates/changes and publish information and announcements. You can choose the one you prefer! (The wiki, however, has the highest priority and is the most frequently updated medium.)

  • Discord: ENT's community & staff chat
  • Wiki and its news history
  • Google Plus: +EntGamingNet
  • Twitter: @entgamingmedia
  • In-game announcements. However, we strongly recommend you visiting the forum for further details.
  • Info-Emails: Join the forum group to receive emails to your forum registered email about rule changes.
  • Info-Tourneys: Join the forum group to receive emails to your forum registered email about tournament News.
We also try to announce rule changes each Saturday to further minimize the risk of missing them.

If you have any questions regarding rules (and our publishing procedure) or announcements, feel free to contact the Management.