Created on Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:17 am with 90 blog posts
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Server 2/3 (including this website) will need to be moved to a different server shortly (I'll probably move it to the previous Server 1 hardware server). More details will follow shortly.
Also, please take a backup of your account, just in case. (It's something you should be doing anyway from time to time.)
Edit: move started.
It seems a hacker/bot got through Server 1 unfortunately. The hosting accounts seem intact, as far as I looked. I have issued a shutdown of the server for the mean time, I'll only put it back on to transfer accounts.
I will be moving all accounts of active people (last post date) to a new server in the next few days. If you want to be sure that your hosting account is going to be transferred, please post here.
I'm sorry for the problems this has caused.
The few people still on Server 1 might have noticed it already, but the main ip address has been blocked by the datacenter today.
The issue is a repeated heavy DDOS attack on the server hitting over 1Gbit/s. This caused them to block the main server ip address to prevent further network problems. Unfortunately I haven't found the target yet. If anyone has an idea which site might have been targeted (including if your own site might have been targeted), please tell.
In any case, please all create/download a complete account backup. You can do so here: https://126.96.36.199:2083/ . Only the main server ip address was blocked, the others are still working ok.
My current plan is to order a new server and move the accounts to it. That would also solve the ongoing issues. However I would only move the accounts of active people in the hope that the targeted site was one of those.
For a time estimate. It can take a few days unfortunately, my apologies. With a lot of luck tomorrow evening, but not very likely.
Server 1 was comprised yesterday and directories that were needed for booting are gone.
I will have to reinstall the operating system first and configure it. Then I will need to recreate all the users and put the account data back so that cPanel recognizes it. And I can only start this after backing up everything on a different server.
All this is going to take a long time unfortunately, my apologies.
Edit: The data has been restored, but there are most likely still a lot of problems left after the restore. If you encounter any problems, please post them here!
Frihost wishes you all a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah and a Happy New Year!
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