A hacker got into my church’s website (which I adminsiter for the time being) – exploiting, I believe, a recently found bug in Joomla 1.5. I have corrected that issue – but my backups may not be very helpful to me due to the date – and the hacker went and deleted each article on the site, then each section and category, before finally deleting all the user accounts (including mine).We’ll see this evening what I can do to recover or get back to a semblance of sanity.
The hacker did not feel that that was enough – they retitled the site so that users browsing our church would see an expletive, rather than helpful or encouraging content. Ah, well. I suppose I will have to pay closer attention to security updates and the like – be a little more proactive.