Wednesday, June 30, 2010
We were hacked.
Actually, that isn't exactly accurate.
We were script-kiddied. As often happens some no-talent n'er-do-well gets an email that there is a vulnerability in a specific CMS and they do what they do best. Unfortunately, all the files on the site are now gone too so many of the graphics and media links in this blog are now gone as well. I still have many on redundant local backup here but still...
It turns out to be a php vulnerability in the E-107 code and we've shut things down until we can get the site up again. We have been talking about a complete revamp anyway so this would seem like a good time to get 'er done.
And we will.
Of course, 1and1 hosting service lived up to their less than worthless reputation by having their off-shore tech support tell me that there was no backup for our site and that she would look into the problem. It has been suggested to me by others with the same experience that there is indeed a backup...no one wants to look for it or implement it.
Again, she said she'd look into the problem.
Uh...the problem nice Sir Lankan Lady is that you are fired. To probably be replaced by nice Indian or Malaysian Lady...
My thanks to Mark Van Kingsley for his help. We should be back up by the end of the weekend. My thanks to the great number of you who brought this to our attention.
Not that we hadn't noticed.
It's simply flattering that you did.
blather and mumbling provided by Unknown at 6:14 PM