realmaverick - 12:40 am on Nov 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
@Leosghost. My SA company said that he basically deleted all of the data, several terabytes of it. I don't know the finer details as of yet.
@Slipkid, the site was literally terabytes, if I could have backed up somehow to a hard drive offline, I would have. It was just too big.
@IncrediBill There are millions of cached pages, but the entire website was dynamic. Our users shared their art via our system, each page had a file that could be downloaded etc etc.
Nobody had an offline backup. I wish I'd have looked harder for a solution. But felt quite safe knowing we have backups on the main server AND on a remote server that I believed or was lead to believe was 100% secure.
They deleted everything regarding source control too. All that was left was an index.html, which they used to gloat about their "achievement".
The site receives tens of thousands of visitors a day, I just have no idea how or even if I can make use of that now.