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.

@Gargron Is there a way to prevent that, or to spot this kind of account ?

@Kandy The account had no posts and was not remarkable in any way except having "hello [IP address]" in its bio.

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