Defend The R-fMRI Network (RFMRI.ORG)

Dear all,

As you may already aware, the website of The R-fMRI Network (RFMRI.ORG) has been under high volume of attacks recent days. We have restored the website for several times, but it was attacked down repeatedly. Now we have taken some actions to confront such attacks, and will change your experience at the

1. We have completely updated the kernel and the modules of the website, which have addressed the security concerns.

2. We have disabled the image upload function, as lots of hackers may attack through this port. You can upload your images to online image hosting (e.g.,, and then get the “HTML full link”. In that link, you will have a string like “”, please put this URL to the image info for posts.

3. You cannot attach any files as attachment for now. We will re-open this function after one month. –- We hope by that time the website has survived the attacks. 

4. We hope all these updates can make defeat the next round of attacks. If it fails, we may have to turn to some professional services. has given a quote of $100/month for protection; however, we would not be able to afford that. Hope we will not go that far.

We appreciate your continuing support for our website and the community of The R-fMRI Network. Let’s see if we can defeat the hackers.

Finally, your kind help is always welcomed at




Chao-Gan YAN, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Deputy Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China