Due to MPGH's large success, other hacking sites like *** (***********) and *** (Random acronyms that have no particular meaning) decided to copy MPGH. Some even paid the administrator so they can "steal" the hack's source code and apply onto their own hacks. Of course, none have been able to successfully crack the encryption. GHB (Game Hack Bastards) is another board that grew envious of MPGH's popularity. Thus on November 25th, 2007, one of GHB's coders who goes by the name "Stefan" spammed a lethal virus on one of MPGH's sections. In retaliation, the administrator hacked GHB within a few seconds and brought the whole site down for 2 full weeks (See right). This method of hacking was the same method of how MPGH hacked ********* on January 2007.