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    Site Update

    OK, I know there are quite a few errors going on with the site that I will work on now that we have the basic site back up. I want to go ahead and post some info on what happened before going ahead and fixing the last few pieces.

    Sunday night our hosting provider was the victim of a zero-day exploit attack. A zero day attack is when a previously unknown security hole is found being used in software before a patch is issued. The attacker gained access to many virtual servers and was able to delete a lot of data. There is an article in The Register here, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/08/webhost_attack/

    The founder and CEO of the software company that made the virtualization software that had the security hole hanged himself on Monday.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06..._funder_death/

    As a result of all of this I have switched back to our old hosting company, LiquidWeb. They provide fully managed servers and their data center is actually local to me and is managed and owned by them directly. Our server will be backed up daily on external RAID storage.

    You have probably noticed that the posts after November have been lost. Unfortunately this is the case. I take a large responsibility for this, this was the most recent copy of the database I had downloaded. It was my responsibility to backup the database and am truly sorry for the posts that have been lost. Data loss isn't something I take lightly. As I said previously, our new server will have daily off server backup automatically, which should prevent this kind of loss occurring again. If you are looking for a certain thread I would recommend searching google, include site:thefreshzone.com in the query to filter results. Most threads should be indexed on google and you can use the Cached link to see them from the google results.

    I am very confident in our new host and once we get everything back in place fully the site should be running better and more reliably than ever.

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    Thank you Brian for updating us. I hope it all gets solved. I appreciate everything you have done for us.






    To all my friends here..I love each and every one of you




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    Aw, that sucks about the data loss. Whatever though, it'll freshen things up a little!





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    Oh my. Sucks that we've gone back in time for good!!
    Oh well, shit happens, This could certainly spruce things up a bit!
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    The guy hung himself? OMG. That's sad.

    I am a little sad we have lost so much...but here is to a new beginning!!!!



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    All the gibberish at the top has gone.
    I'm going to assume it's OK to make threads now?
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    I guess so. i just started posting stuff now.






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    Yes... any new thread will be fine. Just got the file permissions corrected so things should be looking mostly normal again.

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    Okay Thanks Brian. I guess, we'll just begin doing what usually do.






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    User CP is down.



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