What in the world happened?

We are still trying to get to the bottom of what exactly happened, but it looks like it was a combination of things. The 6.6 upgrade of Drupal had a security weakness that could result in database corruption. I received the security email last night but our issues had started the day before. Unfortunately, it looks like the damage was done prior to receiving the security notice. We have upgraded to 6.7 and have performed a security audit to lock down BlueNC as much as possible. This isn't a case of BlueNC being targeted individually. We simply had a weakness in our drupal installation that harmful bots/crawlers, etc were able to take advantage of.

I'm not pleased with the response that I received from Media Temple, but I don't have plans to leave them at this time. I simply think it was my time to have to deal with a new employee being trained who wasn't able to answer my questions. Subsequent discussions have been a bit more satisfactory, but nothing they can do will magically restore the files and data that are lost. I will be able to restore our diaries one at a time that were written after November 26. Restoration of comments will be a bit more awkward, but I will be able to add those in as well.

Unfortunately, I can't recover the accounts that have been opened since November 27, 2008. If you try to log in and get an error message, please let me know. You may need to register again to claim your account. I can do that for you if you will send your user name and email address.

Thank you for your patience. I'm sorry for this new inconvenience.


New diaries okay to publish?

I've got kind of a hot one, but I don't want to jump the gun or cause you any additional work.

You are good to go

:D I can't wait!

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Thank you :D

I feel better already.

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We have basic functionality

The only thing standing in the way of BlueNC and full functionality is my head hitting my keyboard. I'll be finished tomorrow.

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