The Classic BattleTech forums are once agin in operation.
From their website:
Again we apologize for the downtime and total wipe of the forums. We were severely hacked and I do not trust the backups of the past three months, so we will be installing this clean copy of the forums from scratch.
While at it I upgraded us to the latest RC of SMF in the hopes it will help stave off future attacks, as well as having installed a rather robust spam-blocking package that should prevent high profile crackers, spammers and other royal pains in the backside from even getting in the door.
This default forum skin is temporary, and sometime over the coming week the new skin will be implemented. Likewise the various alternative color schemes and the ‘boss safe’ infoscoop theme will likely be implemented within the week after the new base skin goes live.