Be Careful of Kboards
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Also, be careful of Kboards. Between August 20014 and March 2015, 73 authors had their Kboards accounts hacked, and their posts horrifically re-written. for example, I write Monster porn, and the hacker had edited my posts to say "child porn" everywhere it had previously said "Monster Porn". every dollar amount I had typed, was changed too, for example, if I said "My book made $10 last week" the hacker would rewrite it to "My book made $10,000 last week".
More then a thousand of my posts had been rewritten, and when I discovered it, I went back and fixed it (I have copies of all my posts off every forum, saved on my harddrive), and then next day, the hacker rewrote them all again, with crude, snide snark saying stuff like "I'm the greatest author ever, I shit on all you dweeds". It was very frustrating, because a lot of people were getting mad at me, thinking I had actually written that stuff, when I hadn't.
A whole mess of authors started a petition against me and 70+ other authors, saying they wanted us banned from the forum, that was how we found out our accounts had been hacked. We were all trying to figure out, what could we have said that got the other members so angry at us. We were baffled as to why they were so mad, but none of us knew at the time that the hacker was rewriting our posts. It wasn't until we all started going back and re-reading our old posts to find out what we could have said that got the others so angry, that we realized what the hacker had done to our accounts.
It was a nightmare.
Poor Viola, she got hit worst them the rest of us. They practically killed her career in a matter of hours. Howey tried to defend her and suddenly blogs cropped up all over the internet defaming him and listing all of us as "Howey's Buddies".
The worst part of it was when the hacker "left" KB and hacked Amazon accounts and attempted to rewrite author's books on Kindle - multiple dozen authors lost their Amazon accounts (and their careers) and had a horrible time getting their accounts back (it's not easy to get an account unbanned once Amazon deletes all your books and blocks your ISPN).
More then a dozen of the hacked authors (myself included), were then attacked violently, offline, in person, at their homes, two were seriously injured and hospitalized, one had her face mutilated with a broken bottle, it got so bad that one author commit suicide over it and it really shook the forum to it's core. More then 700 long time members fled the forum in terror, deleting their accounts and all their posts at the same time.
Not sure how the hacker got so far out of control, I was a member of KB for well over a decade and the mods had always been good about keeping this sort of thing from happening. For years it was the best place for self-pubbed info, but these past few months a lot of authors quake in terror at the very name of KB. All the big name authors have left, several of their lawyers have slapped KB with charges for allowing the hacker to get away with this. What happened to those authors is not going to be soon forgotten.
These attacks are being done by a NaNoWriMo ML who is wanted by the FBI for attempted murder.
It used to be safe to use your real author name and real book titles on KB - don't. It's NOT safe to do so anymore. In every case, the authors who were attacked had two things in common: #1 they created what was known as "the Big thread" - a long helpful, how-to guide, with step by step instructions on what they did and how you can do it too. Whatever you do, do not use your author name or link to any of your books on KB. The only people who've been able to fly under the hacker's radar so far are the ones who never said who they were or what they wrote.
Hopefully they'll get the hacker off the site, but, last I checked (May 2015) the hacker was still on the loose and authors were still falling under attack and deserting the site.
It's really sad what happened to KB, because there really aren't any other forums out there like it (aimed at self-pubbed authors). It used to be so well modded and then this hacker just took over the site. It had about a dozen moderators until a year ago, now there are only 3. I think the site is just too big for them to handle it. I know they were trying to regain control of the forum, but I think they are going to have to bring in more mods to regain full control and get the hacker out for good. I wish them luck in it, and hope they can restore order back to the site soon. I miss the friendly way it was.
A Terrorist Organization?
Did You Know
The FBI Is Investigating NaNoWriMo
For Their Connection To & Support Of A Dangerous Domestic Terrorist Group?
Did you know National Novel Writing Month Has Come Out And Made A Public Statement Saying That They Are a Supporter Of
The Ku Klux Klan?
Did you know, that the heads of National Novel Writing Month have put out an official statement regarding their Ku Klux Klan employee Kendra Silvermaner's building a bomb and trying to murder me by blowing up my house?
Offices of Letters & Lights spokesperson Heather Dudley said, "We fully support our MLs in all their actions. The ML is always right. In regards to this matter we have chosen to side with the ML." ~November 28, 2016
Uhm... Heather Dudley said that. She does know that means she is aiding and abetting an attempted murderer, who is wanted by the FBI, you know for attempted murder, right?
The owners of National Novel Writing Month, have REFUSED TO COOPERATE with the FBI agents who were assigned to this case and are knowingly protecting (and therefore aiding and abetting) a known felon who is wanted for multiple counts of attempted murder.
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports building house bombs?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports cutting cats heads off and nailing them to doors?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports authors killing authors?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports domestic terrorism and has pledged allegiance to the Loyal White Knights of The Ku Klux Klan?
Does she realize that by saying this, she has put out there a public statement saying NaNoWriMo supports stalkers, cyberbullies, and trolls?
I do have to wonder, does founder Chris Baty know his company is issuing public statements declaring their allegiance to white supremacy hate groups, specifically the Ku Klux Klan? Or that Heather Dudley is protecting a known terrorist by refusing to release Kendra Silvermander's identity to the FBI?
Are the Offices of Letters & Lights even aware of the fact that one of their employees, Kendra Silvermander, is a member of the Ku Klux Klan, is wanted by the FBI for 11 years of stalking, cyber-bullying, harassment, animal abuse, terrorist attacks, bomb building, and multiple murder attempts? And that their spokesperson Heather Dudley has issued a statement saying that the Offices of Letters & Lights supports Kendra Silvermander in her terrorist activities?
NaNoWriMo employee Kendra Silvermander, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, who claims to be a NaNoWriMo ML is wanted by the FBI for multiple terrorist attacks on local non-white & LGBTQ+ authors.
As a non-white person who lives with daily attacks by the Ku Klux Klan .... daily attacks meaning:
- February 2003 bombed my doctor's office and killed him
- May 2006 they put my dad in a coma
- bombed my house in October 2006
- May 2010 cut my car in half
- beheaded my cousin July 2013
- drove a backhoe over my next house August 2013
- September 2013 - put a bomb in my classroom at Southern Main Community College
- beat my up leaving me paralyzed 5 month and crippled rest of my life in November 2013
- filled my motorhome with 1,000s of gallons of feces April 2015
- kidnapped my cats April 2015
- returned my cats' heads May 2015; 10 cats currently unaccounted for
- August 2015 a woman was beheaded in front of her 4 children, in Saco Shaw's supermarket, in the ice cream department, while trying to buy her children ice cream
- November 2015 - put a bomb in my department at Scarborough WalMart
- June 2016 - put another bomb in my department at Scarborough WalMart (it was WalMart who contacted the FBI and started the FBI investigation July 2016)
- 2016 my tires were slashed on 7 different occasions between October and December
- April 2017 put my dad in the hospital again, he almost died
- May 2017 attacked and rallied at my mom's house - twice
- August 13, 2017 - my birthday - murdered 73 pets
- September 26, 2017 - 2 days ago smashed up my car...
- in all more than 200 such attacks on my family since Stephen King thought to film the Thinner movie on our farm in 1994.
Yes... I've survived FIVE (5) bombings now.
Call FBI Agent Andy Drewer
@ (207) 774-9322
September 26, 2017
The Latest Attack By Old Orchard Beach's Renegade KKK Members Who Use Their Cars As Battering Ram Weapons, To Slam Into Me While Driving Home, Has Done Horrific Amounts of Damage To My Daily Driver:
The car which attacked me on the Ross Road, just outside of the entrance to the Blueberry Plains, was a fairly new model of a Honda minivan, color maroon/burgundy metallic.
As with the previous attackers, this car had no license plates on it.
The driver appeared to be a man, but could have been a woman. Was wearing a straw hat, pulled down over their face to conceal their features.
This is not the first time they have done this. This particular attack however has done several thousand in damages to my car.
It is unknown if this driver was armed, however it should be noted that previous attackers, were armed with illegal automatic rifles, and it is assumed this attacker likely was as well.
The passenger's side of the front bumper of their car has a large pink paint smear on it, from the pink paint on my car.
Do be aware that this group of domestic terrorists, (who call themselves "The Loyalist White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan") are wanted by the FBI and are considered to be heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Their attacks on the non-white, non-Christian, and LGBTQ residents of Old Orchard Beach are becoming more frequent and much bolder. Do NOT approach them if you see them, just call the local police and the FBI immediately and run as far away from range of their gun fire as possible.
Do keep in mind that this group of terrorists are the ones who blew up my house with a bomb October 18, 2006, beheaded my cousin July 2013, drove a backhoe over my next house August 8, 2013, beat me up on November 14, 2013 leaving me paralyzed 5 months and crippled for the rest of my life, filled my motorhome with thousands of gallons of feces April 10, 2015, kidnapped my cats and have been one at a time returning the heads of my cats.
They have done similar things to 140 other families in Old Orchard Beach. In the past 4 years they have kidnapped and beheaded more than 500 cats and dogs. They are also wanted in connection to the murders of 3 police officers and 30+ children, as well as the bombing of the First Care Health Clinic on Saco ave in 2003.
This group of terrorists are incredibly dangerous, if they approach you or attack you, flee from them as quickly as possible - they WILL KILL you.
If you know who did this to my car, please call the FBI Agent in charge of the case to turn them in:
Please Call FBI Agent Andy Drewer @ (207) 774-9322
More information about this psychopathic, criminally deranged NaNoWriMo ML & her violent "street team" can be found HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.
Have You Seen These Kidnapped Cats?
3 of the 15 Pidgie Fund Cats Have Been Murdered
2 Have Been Found & Returned
These 10 Are Still Missing
If You Know Where They are
Please Bring Them Home
If You Know Who Is
Holding Them Hostage
Please Call FBI Agent
@ (207) 774-9322
Help The FBI Put This NaNoWriMo ML
In Prison Where She Belongs:
Do you know the idenity of this mysterious stalker who calles herself "Kendra Silvermander?; If so, the FBI wants to know, so they can get this dangerous criminal off the streets once and for all.
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