Hacked again

By Gareth Renowden 01/01/2010

Hackers broke into Hot Topic’s servers again this afternoon (though not, apparently, the same bunch as last time), and although I was able to restore the site within a couple of hours, some problems may remain. Not quite the New Year present I’d been looking for… As before, I would ask registered users to change your log-in passwords. Tomorrow, I may need to restore the database to an earlier version (from this morning) which could mean loss of some recent comments, but I’ll try to avoid that if at all possible. I’ll be working with my hosting provider to try to prevent further incursions.