In June, 2008, the Canadian Great War Project site was down for several
days as a result of hackers corrupting the database. This was a very frustrating period for me; I'd fix all the damage and then within 3 minutes of bringing the site back on-line, it would be corrupted. As I examined what was happening, with some help from Bill Buss, Casie Phipps and Tom Leroux (my nephew) I was able to find a way to block these attacks. At the peak, we were getting approximately 3,000 attempts per
day, but now that there are no results, the hack attempts seem to be tapering off.
If anyone is interested, there is a page with the most recent
total attempts here