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Old 12-28-2008, 05:00 AM
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Sometime between 12a and 2a Eastern US time December 28 the site was hacked. The site was restored quickly. As a result, there is a small chance that a few posts may be no longer present on the system. Quickly looking over things, I'm not sure anything has been lost. If you had posted something and its no longer here, please accept my apologies and post again. And please let me know.

I am not pleased about this, and am working to insure that as much as possible is done to prevent it from happening again.

Many kudos are owed to our hosting site, Real Web Host, who was able to respond to the issue right away.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:27 AM
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Any chance they will be able to "trace" anything back to the culprits? Seems as if they were bragging in a way by putting, what I assumed to be, their screen names/nicknames up there. That and the "Linuxploit" seems like the digital version of what graffiti "artists" refer to as a "tag."
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:20 AM
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We'll see what the logs reveal. But regardless what data is found, chances are they use sites that are hacked to do their work. Search, and you'll find they are fairly prolific.

No need to give this a lot of discussion out in the open. We can take any relevant chat to email if there is any important chat about it.
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FWIW, the traffic coming from China was 4x the volume coming from Canada in that time frame. And Canada is usually our 2nd highest traffic source. The traffic level was almost 1/3rd the US level. It appears that the hack was routed via a Chinese site, and I'm pretty certain that was not the originating site.

Steps have been taken to prevent this in the future.
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