Apparently, our very own beleaguered Wikipedia Review has been under attack all month!
Specifically, after being hacked on June 2, and our files restored on June 3, there was an additional, probably unrelated DDoS attack on WR during the period roughly between June 8 and June 10, emanating from Communist China. Our bandwidth usage shot up by nearly 70 GB in just three days... Our hosting company seems to have forgiven us for that, but on Monday (June 23), there was a further DDoS attack, this time from Russia, which compelled them to shut us down for a while.
Now, if I were a conspiracy theorist, I might suspect that hosting companies actually want
these sorts of things to happen, so that it will provide them with a pretext to force site operators to "upgrade" to higher-priced services. Luckily, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I know a couple of guys who are...
So the good news is that there was practically no data loss whatsoever, contrary to what I'd feared. (Sorry for being so panicky about that...) The bad news is that now we're in the market for some sort of software to trigger a notification of some sort when the bandwidth demands of a particular IP reach a certain unusually high level. And we've got to get it up and running ASAP, before they try again. Someone has to have created something like that, surely? If anyone has any recommendations, please either post them in the WRR forum (if you're registered) or send us an e-mail (anticabal - aaatttt - gmail ddddoootttt com).