Hello, everyone, welcome back! And as someone else already said, it *is* great to be back.
Some security issues were brought to my attention that I had to fix before the board could be stable. Those fixes are in place now, and now we'll find out how successful they were.
No data was lost that I know of.
As I said last week, all passwords were compromised. If you already changed your password last week then there's no need to change it again, but everyone else should change their password. You can do so by clicking on the Profile link near the top of the page on the left just beneath the EvC Forum banner.
A reminder to administrator/moderators: you must change the passwords on both your accounts. Let me know when you've done this via PM (I only see email in the evening) and I will restore your administrator/moderator status. Some of you have already updated your passwords and have had your status restored.
Oh, okay, I wasn't aware of that. I should be able to restore him from backup sometime tonight. Crash was the hacker's original target. Of all the discussion boards in all the world, he walks into mine.
Some potential additional issues came to light late last night (Eastern Time US), so I took the server down in order to address them before they became a problem. The server appears to be running properly and the site is in good order.
I've received a number of emails from members and have not had the time to reply to any. I'm not ignoring anyone, I'm just very busy. Thanks for everything, from expressions of concern to encouragements to bug and odd behavior reports.
Thanks for reporting this. Yes, I was aware, and I may even have been the cause. Usually tasks I carry out on the server have no impact on website performance, but in this case I was processing a particularly large data file. I'll be more careful when processing large files from now on.