Forum and Blog Downtime…

A few weeks ago my hosting company (Fasthosts) sent out a security alert asking everyone to change there FTP, email and database passwords due to some security issue. I did as instructed and set a new strong password for all features of my account.

This morning I had an email telling me they had reset any passwords that were not changed after the last security alert. When I logged on to my site the forum and blog were dead. It turns out they reset my database password, even though I had already changed it. 🙁 It’s all sorted now.

A word of advice to any hosting companies reading, check your bloody facts before you mess with peoples sites or you’re really going to piss them off!

Cheers

Tim…

Update: It seems I’m not the only one who had passwords reset even though I followed the original security email:

Fasthost Hack Update

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.