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[Killietalk] What a great way to spend Sunday afternoon!
It seems we've made the big time. The AKA server has been hacked! What that
means, is that someone managed to break into the server and change all of
our index pages to their own. Some of you may have seen a page called
PsychoPhobia come up and wonder what the hell was going on. I am currently
working to fix this mess, and have done some of it. I will let you know
later when I'm done.
Our site is on a virtual server, meaning that it is one of many sites on
the same physical server (i.e. machine). My suspicion is that every site on
that particular machine may have been hacked. There are probably a lot of
frustrated and angry webmasters out there right now. My own feeling is one
of violation. It makes me understand, admittedly in a very minimal way,
what it must feel like to be raped.
More later as I make some progress with this. At least the home page is
working, and I've replaced some of the files with temporary index pages.
Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
Home address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)