Well then – we are BACK.
Let me firstly explain what happened on Friday afternoon and then share with you where we are now.
ATW was hacked by a serial hacker early Friday afternoon. Within a very short period, we were up top of this, and the entire incident could have been resolved via a simple site back up. Sounds simple, right?
That’s where the problem really begun. You see the company that we use to host and back up (A US based company, NB) FAILED to provide us with the non corrupted back up required. Despite endless communication, it transpires that they cannot/will not do something as simple as providing us with a site back up from 24 hours previous before the incident. This is a matter of ongoing dispute as I am far from happy at their failure to provide such a simple request.
However, the reason ATW is now back with you is because of the Herculean strength and motivation of All Seeing Eye, without whose support we would be.still be in deep deep trouble. Essentially, ATW has had to be rebuilt on a new platform and all in the space of 48 hours.
ASE deserves the thanks of everyone who places value on this site for the onerous work undertaken. I am forever in his debt.
Naturally, it will take a little while for everything here to be perfect however the main thing is that WE are back in business.
You can’t keep a good blog down. And I am sure you will all bear with us as we put all the finishing touches to this thing. One of the annoying aspects of what has happened is that we have lost all material since November last year and so it is with a smile on my lips I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR on the new ATW.