I’ll stick my neck out here
Here is my professional opinion as a web developer and security expert.
The Rangers site was not hacked tonight.Whoever put out that shambolic statement has direct access to the RFC site.
If it was a real life outside hack the person carrying it out would not have simply gained access and put out an article.
Firstly they would have hacked the config.php file and changed the database password. Then they would access the site as an admin and disabled or changed the passwords of any admin or authors etc on the site.
This would have been enough to put site access out of bounds to anyone but them for at least 48 hrs.
The reason I know this is because the TRFC site is built on wordpress which I know inside out. Also it has an ssl certificate (https) which encrypts all data and they use cloudflare as an extra protection against DDOS attacs.
There was no attempt to DDOS the site only to put up a fake and badly written article.
To hack a site like TRFC would take at least 2 months research and surveillance. So ask yourself this question.
Why would you spend hundreds of hours probing just to put out a shit and badly written article ?
It’s an inside job, someone has went rogue or someone wants to divert attention from the disastrous financial state TRFC are actually in ?
If it is true then TRFC are near Administration
Did the SFA/SPFL not see this coming in 2012 ?
Clowns were done over by Charlie Green or where they complicit ?
A daily record churnalist has been caught out on twitter slurring Celtic fans as paedophiles only hours after publishing an attack on Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell.
He was so excited about his first big ‘splash’ that he decided to celebrate by taking to Twitter.
Alan Clark who’s account is now locked is clearly someone who should not be near print media. In saying that it was the daily record which could never be classed as news print. More like a down market Daily Star with a dwindling readership.
Alan you should be ashamed of yourself and issue an apology on the back page of your rag.
Happy to announce that https://thecelticnetworkgoodcauses.com will open at 9.00 GMT on Friday night. The opening article has been written by Steve Taylor of Life cycle For Neuroblastoma. This is the horrible cancer that took the life of Wee Oscar Knox amongst others. So far Steve has cycled over 27,000 miles raising money to fight this nasty disease.
After spending money on setting up the site :
- 2 yrs professional hosting
- 1 yr SSL certificate
- 1 years licence for professional additional security
We have a starting fund of £80 for good causes. It is my hope that as many people as possible sign up for a monthly subscription set at £1, £3 and £5 per month to help us grow a healthy fund of which 80% will go to our good causes and individual Celtic fans who are fundraising for various charities in there own way. You know what I mean , the type of people who are willing to chuck themselves out an aeroplane, run a marathon/ long distance or any other crazy challenge to fund raise.
If you don’t fancy committing to a monthly subscription you have the option of a one off donation.
The Celtic Network Good Causes and our partners can’t change the world but we can make a difference to the lives of many people.
Please remember that all monies revived and spent will be independently overseen by Jeanette Findlay of the Celtic Trust. Also all invoices bank statements etc will be available on request for our subscribers and donors at any time.
Thank you for your support so far. remember you can follow us on social media.
Hail, Hail one and all. The site has now been moved to it’s own server and now has a SSL certificate and is viewed as a ‘trusted site’
The site will open officially on the 20th. However I am leaving it open over the weekend for live testing. If you encounter any problems please use our Contact Form to give me your feedback.
You may originally experience some warnings in your browser when you visit at first as it takes time for the security and encryption certificate to propagate through out the web.
Could I also ask if you are planning to be a member of the site to register. This will let me get any problems ironed out before the official opening.
Please remember this is a test run.
You can visit the site here: https://thecelticnetworkgoodcauses.com
Thanks to all those who donated to our crowd funding the first of the money has been spent on
- 2 yrs Pro Hosting
- 1 year SSL certificate for site security.
You can view the paid invoices below
Once again thank you
Good day one and all.
Our Twitter account now has 1,133 followers which is an amazing number from astanding start only three weeks ago. Thank you one and all.
The problem is I’m not so good at getting people to like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tcngc/ I think it only has aboot 100 likes. So I’m asking for people to let me know how to reach out to people on there. I seem to be a bit rubbish at that. Also if you are on Facebook could you give the page a like and let your followers on FB know about the page.
The more coverage we can get over social media channels the better we can do for our Good Causes.
So there I was, awe chuffed. All the pledge money safely gathered in. £103 had been paid into the paypal account from people who paid through that. Then I get a lovely email from Stripe telling me after deductions they would pay £119 into TCNGC bank account……… on Monday the 16th.. wtf ?? We open on the 20th.
So I thought of a solution. I would transfer £100 from the paypal account to the TCNGC bank account and then transfer £120 from my personal bank account to the TCNGC bank account. This would give me enough to buy everything and get started.
I then get an email from paypal telling me it will take up to 72 hours to transfer the £100 to the TCNGC bank account. Well feck me side ways.
So the solution is that as soon as the paypal money goes into the TCNGC account I’ll just transfer money from my personal bank account to make up the difference. When stripe finaly pay the money into the TCNGC account I’ll transfer the money I loaned back into my own account.
Don’t worry, it will all be above board and transparent,
Anyway here’s a couple of screen dumps from today.