Apology To new members:
Last week during a vbulletin upgrade my security file was deleted and it wasn't until last night I found this out.
Well the door was opened to bots, like 6000 of them, I first noticed the server loads were spiking very high and the forum was slowing down.
The server was sending me many emails telling me something was wrong.
Last night I called Canelo kid and we both figured out what was happening. The only solution was to first re-install my file and to purge the data base of these bots. Doing this one by one would take until the end of time so I purged the data base in one stroke of the keyboard. I know I killed off many legit members but it was all i could do quickly. Only members with a zero post was killed off, all 6000 of them.
Today the server is running fast and smooth and the loads are near zero.
These bots are trying to insert their codes, spammers and data miners so we needed to clean house, I hope you understand my point of view on this mater.
Please re-signup and I will assure you we will not let this happen again.
Once again I offer my Apology.