Has Sitepoint been hacked?


You should be able to update your email via the SitePoint profile page. Please post back here if that doesn’t work.

I hear you, but monetizing free content has unfortunately become hard. I sincerely hope you don’t end up closing your account, but if you decide that is the best course of action, let me know and I’ll pass it on to the appropriate person.


Okay thanks, it’s updated now.

Just as I was reading your reply, some popup with a free book offer appeared. Would be great to have an option in the preferences to control them. Most of them disappear with ESC though.

Thanks :slight_smile:

No worries :slight_smile:

Weird. To the best of my knowledge you shouldn’t be seeing those ads when you are logged in to SitePoint. I passed this on to HQ, who will look into it.


I often get pop-ups while logged in. I understand the need to make offers and I am not sure what is the best way to do it. For other sites when I do a Google search and the search takes me to a site they often show a pop-up the first time I am at the site. I ignore them. The pop-ups from (within) these forums happen after a delay. That might be necessary to get the attention of some people but for others we are less likely to look.

If there is more to be discussed on this topic then I can understand the value of moving it it to a separate discussion.

Well, I was starting to think the popup ads were only if not logged ni, but just now, I logged in and the ad popped up. Screendump attached hopefully

Thanks. Passed that on as well :slight_smile:

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I do not use the email address exclusively for SitePoint but the uses are limited enough that it is likely I got that message due to the SitePoint hack. The good news is that we know the data they actually have is limited, not anywhere close to what they claim.

Yes. And some of the scam messages I have received due to the Sitepoint hack I have received many times before and sent to a different address prior to the Sitepoint hack.

If they had data anything like what they claim, from Sitepoint, I would be very surprised. :rofl:

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Small update, it appears I was wrong.
The no ads if you’re logged in thing hasn’t actually been implemented on the forums (just the main site).
Nonetheless, HQ has been made aware of this and is looking into it.


Okay thanks James :slight_smile: