I'm terribly sorry for today's downtime. We are now back.

Post-mortem:

Yesterday my hosting provider, Hetzner, received an abuse report for our entire IP due to a user account that apparently was used as a botnet controller. I suspended the account immediately, but forgot to submit a statement to Hetzner.

After 24 hours, the IP to mastodon.social was locked by Hetzner. I've reached out to them as soon as I learned of this.

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@Gargron This is fine, great it got back up and running quickly and others will learn from this report too,

It is all a learning curve anyway.

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