This past week on Thursday, our server had an unwelcome guest. He decided it would be fun to send out emails about C1al1s and such from our server. As such, we had it shut down while we took care of it. Due to circumstances beyond our control (until we really started yelling) it was quite unfortunate how long it took to get our server back under our control. To our webhost’s benefit, they did a full restore of a recent backup, which allowed us to circumvent needing to hunt down and destroy the scripts that were affecting us.
Regardless, thank you for your patience. We hope to not have these issues in the future.
John Schuch says
What makes you think it was a he? 🙂
Jan Schmidt says
Glad you had a relatively painless restoration. Hopefully you determined the vulnerability and closed it as well?
Chris Gammell (@Chris_Gammell) says
Yes, and I instituted a better backup system. Now backing up to the Amazon cloud daily so any future restores will be even better. This restore? Not so painless…it was my whole weekend.
Bill Boyer says
Glad you are back on the air. I was suffering withdrawals.