I sometimes go to GameDev.net for the Unix, “alternative library” (whatever that means), and beginner discussion forums. At the very least, it is a good source of technical knowledge, and I love perusing the archive of articles.
But for the past week, the site has been down. If you go to the website, you will be greeted by some ravenous humans getting ready to devour a subdued and near-sighted rhinocerous, and the following note:
We detected an attempted malicious attack on the site and have decided to take the site offline to assess any impact. GameDev.net will be back online as soon as possible.
How rough an attack could it have been? I know that they use Windows-based servers and ASP-based scripting, but I would think at the most a day or two of downtime would have been enough to fix whatever issues they are encountering. Clearly something more nefarious is going on…