Euston was cracked in the small hours today (14Feb09) by a script kiddie in Saudi Arabia. This is understandable (or perhaps “mbunderstandable”): the boy was probably inspired by that country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Vice cracking down on Valentine’s Day, a festival created by “immoral Westerners” specifically to oppress him.
I’d been too busy to keep up with regular maintenance on the site and had been relaxed about the set-up here so it would be easy for other Eustonians to contribute. Now, I’ve moved the site from a managed host to my own server, removed and/or secured all compromised user accounts, and installed the latest WordPress.
Euston will be pretty quiet until the dead-tree collection of Euston essays comes out, so this is a good opportunity to clean out the site database, which is likely to be corrupted, and start from scratch, updating the text of posts from my back-ups.