This notice has been copied from a post by ID, Katbox admin.
Over the past week or so Mihari has been battling with a virus we found inside the katbox server. This virus among causing performance problems has been installing mailing scripts and sending out spam all over the internet. It took a whole year for it to become a major issue leading to our katbox emails being blocked by a number of websites. .
Dealing with this has cost us valuable time and delayed our site upgrades.
We've contacted Liquidweb for support and despite making a good effort they are unfortunately out of options other than run Linux Malware detect to try to sniff out the source of the infection. Failing that the Katbox will have to be taken down indefinitely to be reinstalled from scratch.
We aren't sure where we picked this up from. Mihari has shown me evidence that this infection hitched a ride from when we did our server transfer last year. Beyond that we have no way of knowing where it came from.
I'll be frank this isn't something that Mihari has dealt with before and I'm no server guy. We're treading new ground here. I'm extremely worried about something going wrong. On top of that we just got done raising a lot of money for the katbox. If we didn't have over 10 years of reputation as a stand-up place this would look shady as fuck to a lot of people. Raising a ton of money, taking the funds and running off with it.
So I'm going to do my best to be transparent as possible throughout this process. If you haven't already please follow the twitter account katbox
_Comics for updates on the situation. You can find me at mistr
_Id as well, and I will answer any questions to the best of my ability.
As soon as I'm done posting this I'll be opening a support ticket with LiquidWeb and asking for a backup of the site which we will revert to if things go completely belly up. I'd rather have a virus riddled site than none at all.
Katbox.net will be going down within the next day or so. Please keep in touch with our social media accounts for updates and an ETA.
Thank you for your understanding and we will hopefully see you on the other side of this.