I have reason to believe that the database errors which caused my site to crash last week were the result of a malicious hacker trying to break in. As of now, I don’t know whether DA was targeted specifically or whether the responsible party was just looking for any vulnerable site to attack.
Last night, I found several user accounts that had been elevated to administrator privilege levels without my knowledge. I deleted these and set up some countermeasures to prevent a similar attack from happening again, but it’s possible the attacker had access to my database for some time. As far as I can tell, nothing has been changed or deleted, but if anyone notices any broken links, strange changes to posts or comments, or any other oddities, please contact me. If you have a user account here, I’d also recommend changing your password.