Details of Attack

by W.F. Price on April 24, 2012

The attack on The Spearhead was a simple redirect script, apparently hidden in image files. The goal was not to seize any data from the site itself, but rather to redirect viewers to other, illegitimate sites. Because I turned the site off within hours of receiving notice from Google, the damage was limited and nobody got hurt (except the site’s reputation).

User specific information on The Spearhead is safe. The entire breach was a result of my own error, as I unintentionally uploaded something that infected the WordPress theme’s image files through a plugin. What’s good about that is that the databases remain unmolested (means all user data is safe), but what is lousy is that I am going to have to wait until I have access to backups before restoring some images.

So, lesson learned. Time to get back to work.

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migu April 24, 2012 at 03:30

Comments disabled too?

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crella April 24, 2012 at 04:15

Glad to see you back!

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Gx1080 April 24, 2012 at 04:15

And it’s back!

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Robert K April 24, 2012 at 04:26

Good to The Spearhead back in action. We all missed it.

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meistergedanken April 24, 2012 at 04:33

Yes, I know I was going into withdrawal. The Manosphere had a large gaping void over the last several days. Viva la Spearhead!

Now snap to it and post my article! [when you get the chance]

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mananon April 24, 2012 at 08:38

*Phew* So no lasting harm huh? Good news and welcome back. As for the site’s reputation I wouldn’t worry too much; this has happened to most sites at some time, and worse too it seems.

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SingleManinNYC April 24, 2012 at 08:42

I was scared for one second, I thought feminism brought this site down.

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Observer April 24, 2012 at 08:51

Good to see it back and intact!

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silent April 24, 2012 at 08:52

Check out your donation details if you can. I want to help ya out, but I’d like to be 100% sure it’s legit.

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keyster April 24, 2012 at 09:08

I apologize for thinking you ran off to Las Vegas with the donations from the latest fund drive and lost it all on the craps tables at the Mirage.

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Survivorman April 24, 2012 at 09:14

Yet another case of *experience* being a harsh teacher;

Because the TEST is given first, and the LESSON afterwards..

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Scipio Africanus April 24, 2012 at 09:18

From now on, no more midget/goat pr0n.

J/k.

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silent April 24, 2012 at 09:23

What do you have against midgets/goats?

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ce9999 April 24, 2012 at 09:28

Glad to see The Spearhead back online. Best of luck with the repairs. This brings to mind a site that’s managed by some people I work with that had this same sort of difficulty a couple years ago–turns out the problem there was that they had set the “admin” account so the password was “admin” (LOL), and some Russian hacker had logged on and proceeded to insert attack code in every single page of the database. Yikes what a mess, but kind of funny, in retrospect.

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Szebran April 24, 2012 at 09:45

Sucks that there are so many people in the world who have nothing better to do other than to try and damage somebody’s site.

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mananon April 24, 2012 at 11:15

I was scared for one second, I thought feminism brought this site down.

-SingleManinNYC

Unlikely. I’d guess most feminist websites are actually developed and maintained by men, and that’s certainly true for the blogging tools they use.

That in itself might explain a lot…

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Avenger April 24, 2012 at 12:50

Unlikely. I’d guess most feminist websites are actually developed and maintained by men, and that’s certainly true for the blogging tools they use.

That in itself might explain a lot…

Yes, but those geeks who work in IT are so sex starved and they can easily be manipulated by a female who wants something with the promise of some pussy :)

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Eric April 24, 2012 at 14:09

My first suspicion, too, was that some ‘activist’ spiked the site. I think, in retrospect, this was a good ‘fire drill’ for what might happen in the future when the Power Structure gets fed up with too much ‘unapproved’ free information being passed around on the web.

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Eric April 24, 2012 at 14:19

Price:
This is slightly off-topic, but well worth men’s attention concerning mischief the Cyberphere:

I’ve been reliably informed, though I can’t give the source, that a lot of foreign dating sites (especially the free ones) have been having a problem with fake profiles lately. This isn’t the usual ‘scammer’ scenario operated by foreign criminals. Apparently, what’s happening is that people right here in Anglo-America have been posting fake profiles and then returning insulting and discouraging e-mails to men who express interest in them. The obvious intention of this is to discourage men from pursuing foreign women. So if men are using any of these services and receive some brutal and uncivil replies, be advised that these are probably bitter feminist trolls and not real foreign foreign girls at all.

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Avenger April 24, 2012 at 14:55

Eric writes ‘I’ve been reliably informed, though I can’t give the source”

Who told you that? M or James Bond?
Everyone knows that these sites are fake lol
Stay away from ALL of these “dating” sites because you seem like a naive boy to me.
Let’s take Russian sites foe example.Well, first of all you would never need to pay for any translation services because I’ve never met a young woman there who couldn’t speak English, from perfect to passable. Only about 1% of Russian girls marry foreigners and that includes from all over and foreign men living in Russia. Few Russian girls want to leave Russia except to travel on holiday. Anyone desperate to leave is either older, divorced with a kid, or has someother negative etc
Any quality female is well educated and is not going to go live with some plumber in Podunk, not that there’s anything wrong with being a plumber but it just isn’t her class.
If you want to meet someone from a particular country then just go there and find one yourself. You want to meet Russian girls then go to Moscow. In fact, you don’t even have to go there just go to places like Turkey, Bulgaria etc and you’ll find plenty of Russian college girls there in summer as well as the local girls.

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American April 24, 2012 at 15:20

Bro am i glad yer back!!
The “Spearhead” is the first cause, the “Spearhead” is the Avante Guard.

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Eric April 24, 2012 at 15:24

Avenger,
Somebody who calls himself ‘Avenger’ ought not to be making snide comments about secret agents and things. Did you come up with that name from Agent Floyd Steed? LOL.

As it happens, I was talking about dating sites in the larger context of social networking generally, which isn’t a bad way to get to know people before venturing off into a foreign land. So, when you say things like: ‘If you want to meet someone from a foreign country just go there yourself’, I think it makes more sense to know some people there before travelling.

‘About 1% of Russian girls marry foreigners’

I don’t remember having mentioned Russians, but did you know, that according to census data, 22% of married Asian women in America have American husbands?

‘Any woman who’s well-educated isn’t going to marry some plumber living in Podunk’.

As far as I’ve observed, most of the redneck trailer-trash have no trouble as it is finding plenty of willing American women, but educated and intelligent American men seem a bit more discriminating about relationships. And that’s also the category of men who seem to do better with foreign-born women.

‘It’s better that you avoid dating sites because you sound like a naive boy to me’

I think that you should probably restrict yourself to American women, because you sound like a pompous ass to me. American women go for that kind of posturing much more so that educated foreign women will. It makes them feel superior to men, which turns them on more than anythign else.

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American April 24, 2012 at 15:29

Many, even in the mens rights movement, use language, and comments that are oriented towards answering to the “Gender -Feminist Construction”, or paradigm if you will.
The Spearhead answers to, and uses the language 0f; its own “Constructions.”

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American April 24, 2012 at 15:33

One of the main re-constructions that Im working on, is trying to “Take Back” the terms patriarchy and matriarchy.
The real definitions of patriarchy and matriarchy are as fallows.
Patriarchy = Order, civilization, education, accountability.
Matriarchy = violence, dis-order, chaos, ignorance and irresponsibility.

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JeremiahMRA April 24, 2012 at 15:48

“Sucks that there are so many people in the world who have nothing better to do other than to try and damage somebody’s site.”

It’s a natural effect of Leftism/feminism. There are a lot of angry men out there with nothing better to do.

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Ted April 24, 2012 at 16:10

“It’s a natural effect of Leftism/feminism.”

Doubtful. It’s mostly attempts to hijack traffic to their own sites. So, financial advantage, as usual.

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Avenger April 24, 2012 at 16:20

@Eric-I won’teven bother to reply because you’ve misread what I wrote. And I was simply using one group as an example eg. Russian not limiting it to that group. You also seem to be making looking for a woman into some big project when in fact it’s the simplist thing to do. Take a holiday in Bulgaria, it’s very simple and stay away from those oriental golddiggers.

The avenger was a car I had as a kid.

http://tinyurl.com/6whlf7o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jipboWI9uiE

:)

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Jim April 24, 2012 at 16:32

I had the redirect problem form time to time trying to get on to this site long before the last few days….I just thought I would let you know.

In the last few days Mozilla listed this site as an “attack site”.

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Eric April 24, 2012 at 16:39

Avenger:
I don’t know what you’re reading into my comments, either. A holiday in Bulgaria doesn’t sound like a bad idea—my only point was that if you know a few Bulgarian girls before going over there, it might be LESS complicated.

I think what you’re doing is assuming that I’m advocating the stereotypical ‘male-order-bride’ approach. That’s not what I mean at all. A lot of those dating sites DO have their problems; for example, the disporportionate male-to-female ratios. One advantage they have for some men is that they arrange tours and trips; not something that I would do, but for other men it might be another option.

Also too it’s important to find countries with similar cultural values to your own, which DOES eliminate a lot of Asians for most men. Still, the men I know who like Asian girls never seem to want anything else. Just for the record, Latinas and Euros are more to my taste.

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Eric April 24, 2012 at 16:41

Avenger:

P.S. Cool car, BTW. I used to have a Catalina (1959); but somebody stole it and I never got it back.

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David Collard April 24, 2012 at 16:57

I was pretty sure feminists had not done this. Not technically competent enough.

I did wonder whether Tech Team Mangina was involved.

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Avenger April 24, 2012 at 18:24

Female teacher bullies-

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/jersey-father-targets-teacher-bullies-hidden-recording-captures-teachers-insulting-autistic-son-article-1.1066777

The part that got me was that this man is taking care of an autistic kid but the bitches said this to the kid

‘In the video,Chaifetz said two teachers, who he refers to as “Kelly” and “Jodi,” tell his son to “shut your mouth,” call him a “bastard,” and tell him he won’t see his father again after a weekend visit with his mom.”

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GT66 April 24, 2012 at 18:27

Avenger April 24, 2012 at 14:55

“Eric writes ‘I’ve been reliably informed, though I can’t give the source”

Who told you that? M or James Bond?
Everyone knows that these sites are fake lol”

A coworker (here in USA) married a Russian girl he found on a dating site. They’ve been married over ten years now. She was 19 when she married him (he was 25 or so).

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Avenger April 24, 2012 at 18:36

Avenger:

P.S. Cool car, BTW. I used to have a Catalina (1959); but somebody stole it and I never got it back.

I also had one of those cars that Ralph Nadar said was “unsafe at any speed” haha

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Avenger April 24, 2012 at 18:42

GT^^-well, statistically you would have 1/2 the chance of divorcing a foreign female compared to a US onebut that’s stiil 25% vs 50%

Stay single.

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Eric April 24, 2012 at 19:28

GT66:
I’m not sure about Avenger’s statistics on these. For three straight census decades, American men to foreign women has been the ONLY marriage demographic going up. He mentions 1/2 the chance of divorce, but the numbers I’ve seen are closer to 1/12. The last I remember reading, the divorce rate among foreign-born wives was about 7%; compared to about 67% .

I haven’t had enough experience with Russian women to comment on them, but the fact that a lot of men seem to like them is a strong indication of their good qualities. I have met some women from other parts of Europe and I know one guy happily married to an Italian.

But—as a lot of MGTOWs have pointed out—American women are so bad that they can’t even compete with virtual women and robot love-dolls!

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Nusquam April 24, 2012 at 21:04

I also went through some withdrawals. Now I can continue my anger-fueled learning process without vomiting. Glad you are back!

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Jean Valjean April 24, 2012 at 21:19

Glad to have you back.

I considered that feminists might be behind it but then I remembered who we’re dealing with.

People who get women’s studies degrees are too lazy to do real work like computer science.

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Avenger April 24, 2012 at 22:43

I’m not sure about Avenger’s statistics on these

I was comparing Russian women married to foreigners to American men with American females. I don’t know the statistics regarding US men with other foreign women. At any rate it’s much lower than American/American marriages(unless you’re upper class where divorce is much lower)

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Ragnar April 25, 2012 at 02:56

Over time we’ve been nuked, had our sites taken, received flak wherever we went.
We also managed to muster at points where brothers could be found and to stay in contact via direct emails.
Then we start all over again, keep coming back.
It’s not because there is some huge organisation backing us.
We are just a bunch of guys tired of having to stay silent and not speak up.
We are also getting more and more, each going our own way. We don’t give a damn, except when we find a brother and share ideas and maybe build a small site or a bigger site.
If that’s obliterated we move on, meet again, share some more and rebuild.
The Fembots are stuck in mud of their creation.
When do they realise that they have a choice between a statist jungle-life and simple freedom among men.

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WGMOW April 25, 2012 at 04:14

“The entire breach was a result of my own error…”

I’m not surprised to see you taking responsibility for this. I’ve found that the vast majority of men, when they make a mistake, will say “I screwed up, and now I’m going to fix it.”

Females, on the other hand, will always blame someone else. I’m sure you’ve all heard their mantra: “My husband doesn’t love me, the kids don’t respect me, I’m stressed out at work, my parents were mean to me, my teachers didn’t appreciate my innate talent and creativity, blah blah blah…” This is usually trotted out when someone has the temerity to ask why some female is so fat, but they’s found out that the approach is useful in any situation when they are called to account for their failures. The it’s followed up by tearful, or angry demands that somebody else fix their problem,

Well, thank god the Spearhead is back. I need my daily dose of MRA reality.

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Chevy Chase April 25, 2012 at 05:08

I would blame “James” aka Peter Nolan and that spamridden Boycott American Women site. Good to have you back Pricey!

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Chevy Chase April 25, 2012 at 05:09

Is there anybody in there?

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Will April 25, 2012 at 05:39

Appreciate your honesty of what happended . Hard to come by these days

Very Respectfully,
Will

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American April 25, 2012 at 08:25

As we can see by Whelmers actions, responsibility is a masculine characteristic. Teaching feminine irresponsibility (and now its Even become institutionalized into American law enforcement) ; Just turns society into a type of matriarchal anarchy.

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American April 25, 2012 at 09:09

The problem with the type of “matriarchal Anarchy” that America is currently experienceing is that it costs alot of taxpayer money to manage the trains wrecks, and crime that it fosters.
But there are now bloated burocracies that depend on these bloat dollars.

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American April 25, 2012 at 09:14

Holding women accountable for their false rape accusations would deter future false rape accusers, and now that billions of dollars are flowing into law enforcement offices around the country, Law enforcement don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them the pork bloating!!

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YB April 25, 2012 at 12:22

When there’s a financial advantage to poisoning the well, someone will poison the well.

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Rob April 26, 2012 at 20:43

Over time we’ve been nuked, had our sites taken, received flak wherever we went.

We also managed to muster at points where brothers could be found and to stay in contact via direct emails.

Then we start all over again, keep coming back.

It’s not because there is some huge organisation backing us.

We are just a bunch of guys tired of having to stay silent and not speak up.
We are also getting more and more, each going our own way. We don’t give a damn, except when we find a brother and share ideas and maybe build a small site or a bigger site.

If that’s obliterated we move on, meet again, share some more and rebuild.
The Fembots are stuck in mud of their creation.

When do they realise that they have a choice between a statist jungle-life and simple freedom among men. — Ragnar

Yo!</b?

If it’s not right, Go Your Own Way

And it’s happening again.

Would you be interested in e-mailing me? robfedders (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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Rob April 27, 2012 at 01:20

The MGTOW “founders” have been violoating thier own principles.
Don’t y0u act like you don;t know. you guys act like you don;t know. Busllshit!

Read the Manifesto.

I like you Ragnar, you are a renegade.

Do you still believe in the Mnaifesto, is I guess all I’ve got to ask… out of alll of you!

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Attila April 27, 2012 at 20:10

Getting attacked (by the right enemies) is a good sign.

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joeb April 28, 2012 at 04:12

I learned a lot over the last week or so about the extent the enemy will go too . The redirect was actually interesting . There are many sites out there using minimalism , Copycat , misdirection and Lies to confuse viewers away from this site . Some sponsored by Health and human services .
The that’s right our friends at HHS have a spearhead group out there trying to teach me how to be a good man .
WoW, Its amazing . W.c you have really got the attention of the Government . Its growing . We need to start Local groups . Get T shirts and get to work .

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