I decided to go on the PSX-SCENE website to check up the status of my favourite projects (e.g. ULaunchElf, SMS) but was greeted by terrible news.
The site's sql database has myseriously been emptied of it's entire contents. Even a duplicate backup database is suddenly missing it's data. We are not sure if this was a case of corrput MySQL or if we were hacked. Regardless, all of the data in PSX-SCENE's six year existence is now lost. Words cannot describe what we are feeling right now.
We are working hard to get the site back online as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we will be starting with an almost entirely clean slate. We should be able to recover the user data but that's about it.
We appreciate everything you, our users, have done over the last six years. We hope this site is as important to you as it is to us. We will not give up! Our plan is to re-open the site in the next day or so but, unfortunately, you will be looking at a mostly empty forum where one of the greatest resources for console hacking information on the internet once stood. It is our sincere hope that, once the site is re-opened, you will continue to visit and help re-build PSX-SCENE & WiiNewz to their former glory.
- PSX-SCENE / WiiNewz Staff March 12, 2008
Sad news indeed. Let's wish them all the best for the future, and hope everything gets sorted out.