I figure there’s a fair amount of overlap between the people who read Whatever and those who read Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog, so I’m passing along this note from her, regarding her site:
Around noon today, someone decided that it would be fun to hack my website. They’ve installed some code that is taking down all of the other sites on my server so my host, wisely, decided to pull the plug on my site. All my information is preserved, it’s just not live right now.
I have backups, but I’m at the theater until late tonight and will have to rebuild from scratch. Basically, I’m going to have to wipe everything and upload clean installations of the latest versions of the software I use. The tech support says that the most likely culprit is my phpBB forum since I’m not running the latest versions of those. Hopefully, I’ll be back online by tomorrow morning.
If you don’t have anything else to do today, update all the software on your site and do a backup.
Amen to that. Hopefully her site will be back up soon.