Just like to state that although I'm a new user I won't be deserting the forum and if relevant will try to post back any material that I consider important....
This is an excellent resource and with the sheer number of registered users I expect it to get back up and running in full very quickly. I suspect all those that previously posted code will have the opportunity to spring clean things and only put up the latest best stuff.
Well, it's been a busy period (or should I say era?) since I registered and unfortunatelly I wasn't able to keep an eye on this forum. Finally, I got back again and I have some questions regarding the cracking:
Does anyone have a spam problem since the board cracking?
Did the posts finally got totally lost or are they recovered?
Is the probability that something like that might happen again, minimized to minimum possible?
Was the person responsible for that, traced?
Are there details regarding the intrusion? Such us, was that a server-based attack or a web-based attack(vBulletin exploit)
Regarding the host, I would definitely change the host, for punishing them for leaving this forum exposed and mostly for not keeping back-up's (isn't that what are they paid for?) and keeping their servers secure...
It sounds like it's past now, but don't you all look like this when you lose data?
Even more when it's not only a data, it's a work of many hours and mostly of much contribution...
Well, I just wanted to see how does the site paid for hosting this forum, values it's services. With a nice logger of IP's or I don't know with which possible mean of defence they could locate the attacker and have him prosecuted for being such a *BEEP*.
Also, I just wanted to see, if nowadays people who think of doing these types of attacks to systems are likely to get caught or not.
And finally, I would like to have his face cut and pasted on my dart-board.