In the month of July 2010, BrokenSea Audio Productions was taken offline by an exploit which compromised our hosting server as well as our website database. This exploit took the form of infectious malware being placed in to the website pages, potentially infecting any visitor with malicious code and redirecting our listeners to alternative websites.
In order to ensure that we did not cause harm to any of our constant listeners, we took the only steps we could at the time and brought our site down. This marked the first time in four years that BrokenSea was unable to provide at least some new content on a weekly basis. It also marked the beginning of what turned out to be a very long, difficult and expensive process.
With the assistance of the wonderful ChelPixie, we managed to root out the cause of the exploit, and possibly the perpetrator. Additionally we were able to recover a great deal of our content which I initially believed to have been lost due to this situation.
We are striving to bring BrokenSea Audio Productions back on line shortly, but we will be doing so in a way that will allow us to ensure that we aren’t hit with another exploit in the future. We also want to make sure that the productions that are currently underway are brought to you as soon as possible so that you aren’t inconvenienced any more than you already have been.
We want to thank all of our listeners for sticking with us through this difficult time, especially those that thought to alert us to the situation. Your dedication to our shows and our team is what keeps us going every week.
We’ll be back and cranking out new shows shortly. Thanks again for your support!