Someone’s trying to discredit the FVPA again. You have to ask yourself why would someone want to discredit the FVPA and the amount of hard work put in to the community since 2009?
It’s malicious and disruptive.
I refer to allegations in an external thread and directed at FVPA on twitter that a community member of two Pro Clubs websites posted on a hacking website asking how they could hack a particular Clubs Website, the evidence was an image that could well have been a bogus account or a photo shopped image – I therefore tracked down the Website and found an account that posted the request, I was surprised to see it also shows the same individual asking for information on hacking the FVPA – This of course was not mentioned because that would detract from the purpose of the thread to discredit the FVPA. (If I am wrong then I would expect the Thread and tweet to be taken down immediately)
A well-established Fifa Pro Club has also been dragged into question which is totally unjust, the actions of one person should never be used to target a group of individuals. Naming and shaming is a grey area and we find it best to err on the side of caution to protect those who have done nothing wrong. This also leads on to why it is necessary to occasionally block the use of particular website names, to ensure that slanderous and libel comments cannot be aimed at individual communities or cause unnecessary divide amongst members who use more than one Pro Clubs Website.
Popular and busy Community Websites receive hack attempts regularly and it is down to the Web masters to ensure they are adequately protected. It is a tough job and one we have found extremely hard whilst developing our Applications. We have been alerted to Security issues in the past that have fallen under the radar and remain grateful to the individual that came forward and offered us support free of charge to diagnose and test our changes.
We know from years of experience how much effort goes into running a community, we would never condone the hacking attempt on any Website. If we were party to any information that could potentially damage a Community Website we would forward that info on to the web master unreservedly and would hope the same could be said in return.
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