I was trying to get some travel information from one of my favorite internet travel sites, BiddingForTravel.com but it looks like they were subject to an attack!
The hacker not only deleted most of their online content but also deleted most of their backups. You’d think that offline backups would have been available. Some SysOp is getting very familiar with his colon right now.
Its the Wild West out on the internet. Sad but true. The situation hasn’t improved in the last 10 years. Good system administration and practices haven’t changed. When putting a server live on the Internet, they just become much more important.