Drama on Molten WoW

Drama on Molten WoW

Postby Bladed » 26 Jan 2015, 03:58

Talk about juicy drama. Has anybody seen this?

Their servers went down a few days ago, and now they have this message on their website:

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Hello Molten community,

As of January 22, 2015 all of our databases had been hijacked by (public ref: http://www.companycheck.co.uk) the security administrator Gianfranco Panico (Jeff) employed and instructed by Mikayil Mammadov (Hermes) through a network of companies (incl. Artabazan Ltd., Crossroutes Ltd., Skiddaw Ltd.) operating in the United Kingdom and who have been responsible for safety of all our databases across our server infrastructure, including backup server machines that were operated and maintained by the same individuals. Considering the disastrous scale of community damage and in hopes for a investigation we have come to a decision to provide all information, data and details of Mikayil Mammadov, Gianfranco Panico and Vyacheslav Chernyshev and related companies to the United Kingdom government authorities and institutions through legal means, and where applicable, with community support.

The hijack had started by having all our staff accesses to our servers removed, effectively denying all services and means of securing our data, and refusal to our agreement to any demands in our efforts to save our databases. Considering these circumstances and as a result of our investigations into suspected misappropriopriation and unduly assignments of Molten's community funds, we have strong reasons to believe that individuals responsible for this hijacking had a sole purpose to destroy evidence and traces of their suspected grand schemes and misconduct. Our initial suspicion of misconduct had started when Mikayil Mammadov (Hermes) had announced that Molten is suffering from financial losses and proceeded with cutting community and staff short of due payments and bonuses in December 2014 and dismissal of key staff members motivated by "cost cutting". Additionally we were informed of large amounts of tax liability that Skiddaw Ltd. has had to pay in fines due to tax evasion, which in turn had always been declared and assumed to have been paid throughout these years of operating in the United Kingdom as maintenance expenses. The data and information that we have been able to secure indicates a grand scale misconduct, misappropriation of funds and suspicion of money laundering through a network of offshore companies and bank accounts, all of which will be provided to authorities and institutions to investigate. Our new Facebok page is located at http://www.facebook.com/moltenwowofficial. Our previous page has also been hijacked, is no longer representing our announcements and as such, any information posted on facebook.com/moltenwow is not longer a valid announcement and can be reported at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/797573933590053 and as per Facebook Page Terms and Facebook Terms of Service . Considering the loss of character databases, we have no objections should our community members decide to dispute payments to Skrill Ltd. as per Skrill Terms and Conditions.

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What has been lost?
Characters.

What have we managed to secure?
We have been able to secure our accounts (incl. coins history), we have retained our core and website code that we have been developing all these years. All staff members have been working together to mitigate the damage caused by this disaster.

What can we do to mitigate the damage?
Everything we can, such as refunding 100% of coins ever donated back to community accounts, instant levelups, starting gear, boosts etc. We are working to come up with a refund and boost system help us to mitigate the damage, and later today, open forums for feedback, backlash and answers to any discussions.

I, Kaer, the founder and former leader of our community, am also back to staff this day. It was my decision today that we stand our ground on a devastated Molten, whatever hardships and understandable community backlash is to come. I apologize and take responsibility for failing to quickly identify and investigate these individuals that have resorted to inflicting tremendous damage in their attempts to cover up the traces of their suspected misdeeds. We ready and willing to do everything we can to heal damage done to us over time.

Regards,
Kaer Wolf
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Re: Drama on Molten WoW

Postby Farmhonorbro » 26 Jan 2015, 04:16

Mate no offense,but this isn't place for that.
Keep on facebook or molten forums.
Too bad what happend to that "other server".
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Re: Drama on Molten WoW

Postby Bladed » 26 Jan 2015, 04:18

Farmhonorbro wrote:Mate no offense,but this isn't place for that.
Keep on facebook or molten forums.
Please lock thread,asap.

I made this thread in the "off-topic" subsection. I would have to argue that this thread isn't really breaking any rules being here, but I guess that's just my opinion.
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Re: Drama on Molten WoW

Postby Farmhonorbro » 26 Jan 2015, 04:25

Bladed wrote:
Farmhonorbro wrote:Mate no offense,but this isn't place for that.
Keep on facebook or molten forums.
Please lock thread,asap.

I made this thread in the "off-topic" subsection. I would have to argue that this thread isn't really breaking any rules being here, but I guess that's just my opinion.

Fair enough,sir.
Really too bad what happened,i can't even imagine if someone invested 500 day's + into something and then lost it.
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Re: Drama on Molten WoW

Postby Bladed » 26 Jan 2015, 04:28

Farmhonorbro wrote:
Bladed wrote:
Farmhonorbro wrote:Mate no offense,but this isn't place for that.
Keep on facebook or molten forums.
Please lock thread,asap.

I made this thread in the "off-topic" subsection. I would have to argue that this thread isn't really breaking any rules being here, but I guess that's just my opinion.

Fair enough,sir.
Really too bad what happened,i can't even imagine if someone invested 500 day's + into something and then lost it.

Yeah, I feel sorry for all the people who have been playing on Molten for years. From the information on their website it looks like that all characters have been wiped.

All of this just from one rotten staff member. :P
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Re: Drama on Molten WoW

Postby rokmode » 26 Jan 2015, 05:51

malaco better have that backup on standby
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Re: Drama on Molten WoW

Postby xynlovesit » 26 Jan 2015, 06:40

The past has shown that threads about Molten WoW have always gone downhill. We feel deeply sorry for all the players that have invested such time into their characters and the damage that has caused to Molten WoW.

This hijacked has no effects whatsoever on Arena-Tournmanet. Our servers and backups are safe.

If you like to be updated about this situation, you can check out their new offical facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/moltenwowofficial

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