The Lounge Website Was Hacked on 13th November 2012

Somtime on this date the site was attacked and compromised, taking it offline and potentially exposing visitors to an unknown threat. We have gone public with this so you can check you are not at risk.


Sometime on the 13th of Nov 2012, The Lounge's website was compromised by an unknown party. We were alerted by our hosting provider (below) of the compromise, which they took immediate action to protect vistors to our site. This may, or may not of resulted in the site attempting to download virus(es) onto any pc's visiting it. At this time, we believe no one visited the site during the time of the hack and the infected files being automatically removed by our hosting provider.

However we strongly suggest if you did visit this site during this date, that you run a full virus scan on your pc or smart phone.

If you do not have a virus scanner on your Windows pc, then there are many free ones out there, including:

Avira Free Antivirus 2012

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012

Ad-Aware FREE Internet Security 9.0

avast! Free version 6.0

Comodo Antivirus 2012

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free 1.51

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5 Free Edition

We are confident that no personal information has been compromised (we don't host our email on this system) and we have worked to disable the vulnerable component and remove all traces of malware from our system. You may find that some parts of the site are currently not working until we are satisfied they are not a risk factor.

We will be actively monitoring the logs to see if any other attacks are being attempted.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and if you have any concerns please contact the site admin using the online forms.


We'd like to thank 5quidhost for being so quick on alerting us to the attack and we'd highly recommend them as a provider.

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