Some of you may have seen a recent news article about VAServ’s entire infrastructure being compromised leading to data loss/theft on over 100,000 sites.
I was a victim of this attack (I host around 6 sites on my VPS — all of which were downed). Luckily I managed to get into the server today, and it seems most of my files are intact (so far). A quick reboot of mysql and it seems everything is working as it should be.
Sadly the DNS provider was also hacked, so trying to access via domains will fail. Moral of the story? Always make backups. I almost lost EVERYTHING. Anything can happen.
You can read more about it over at slashdot.