NetBuilders, along with The Tech FAQ Proxy list, The Tech FAQ Blog,, and AtProxy, were vandalized today.

Unfortunately, the vandal destroyed quite a bit of the system. I've restored a backup of the NetBuilders database from earlier in the day, but all posts since the last backup have been lost.

The vandal claims to be a kid named "Yazan" from

I think the kid got in through a vulnerability in the script I was using in He may also have gained access through a Wordpress 2.8.5 vulnerability before I upgraded to 2.8.6 a few days ago.

Really, we are running so many scripts on this server that my mother could vandalize it. Security is impossible in an environment as open as this, and people will always take advantage of that. Frequent backups are the best defense against these unhappy people sharing their unhappiness.