It's official. People suck. As many of you know, I've been running a BBS for iDOS for the last few weeks. Unfortunately, someone decided they should try and hack the computer it's running on. They failed miserably. However, they did manage to get into a low-security virtual machine I had running for other people to do testing on. They attempted to root the machine and... do something with it. AFAICS, they really didn't do anything of value. In fact, I can't find evidence that they even succeeded in rooting anything. What they did do is change the password for the user they logged in as and (here's the part that actually pisses me off) wipe the user's home directory. All the test files I had set up for users to play around with? Gone. Any experiments being run? Gone. The service being provided to friends? Disabled. WTF was the point of that? They didn't even manage to delete the .bash_history! I have a full log of where they came from, the sites they contacted, and all the commands they ran! If the purpose was to cover their tracks, they clearly had no idea what they were doing. It's been said that no good deed goes unpunished. The unfortunate corollary of that is that one person ruins it for everyone. I will be reconsidering the continuing operation of the BBS and possibly discontinuing it after review. I apologize in advance for anyone who will be inconvenienced. I'd like to continue it indefinitely, but if it serves to be a magnet for moron-kiddiez, then there is little point. Sorry everyone.