hey folks - this is gonna be short and sweet.. around 6pm cst tonite the server that hosts the evolt mailing lists(lists.evolt.org), browsers/directory/admin/ and members.evolt.org went down. at first glance and without giving shit away, it looks like someone exploited a members.evolt.org account with a PHP script. for those that dont know, we host around 600 websites for evolt members and offer them PHP, cold fusion, cgi and a number of other resources to further their web development skills.. apparently someone somehow took advantage of that generosity and used a PHP script to wipe out everyone elses accounts. this affects *all* members.evolt.org accounts, including lists,directory,admin, and browsers.evolt.org. untill i figure out how they got the script to wipe a couple hundred GB's of data, i've shut the web and db servers and all other non-essential services on that machine down. www.evolt.org is fine and working however, as its on a seperate system. the evolt mailing lists are now up and fine as well when i'm done pouring over logfiles and figuring out just how it happened, data will be restored from a backup that was made on wednesday. bearing my frustration here and trying not to sound like an asshole to everyone else, but i'm sure whoever it was that pulled this little stunt off is on one of our lists, which is why i'm sending this to everyone. i'd just like to point out to this person that the log files you 'wiped out' just happened to also get spooled to a fucking printer. i've already got an ip and a more than helpful sys admin from your isp with radius logs in his hands. on the phone. right now. apologies to everyone else for the downtime this evening, sorry it took so long(milaukee beervolt tonite), everything should be smurfy in the morning. .djc.