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Apparently not every server at Soapblox was hit. However, while some of the Soapblox blogs are still up, and Pam and others seem to have just come back online, according to the following post, it looks like Soapblox’s Paul Preston has thrown in the towel:
(+) SoapBlox is Dead
January 07, 2009 at 08:15:46 MST
It was a good ride, but it’s over.
Thanks for all the fish.
these hackers messing with our stuff, and we here at SoapBlox have no
clue what to do. We don’t have enough knowledge, time, money, or care
to fix it.
So I hope the Hackers are happy.
If you want the data from your blog, we will get it. But we are not going to try and restore anything.
Consider this the “We’re Out of Business” post.
of the servers have been taken off line because they were being used to
hack and exploit other websites. The hackers install this crap on
servers after they get in. SoapBlox’s ISP then takes the servers off
We do not know when they will come back online.
We do not know if they will come back online.
I think this is a very sobering moment in which a lot of people
(other than the blog owners who understood this already) have the
nickel drop that Paul Preston as an individual was single handedly one
of the most crucial components of progressive infrastructure.
Everyone needs to realize that if Paul walks away from this because
there is a lack of support or will to help him, that 90% of the the 50
State blogosphere will collapse. And not to mention anyone else served
by his platform.
More fromBOR here.