Seems all the servers are back up and exploits are being worked on according to Gary.
Most servers seem to be running along okay right now. I guess the attackers had to go to sleep at some point. But the exploits remain so we can’t just forget about it at this point. We can’t have the fate of your Rust hanging on the whim of script kiddies.
We’re in touch with MuchDifferent – and despite it being the weekend and everyone being on holiday, they’re making a real effort to help us out. So hopefully the dedicated server will get a bit more bulletproof over the next few days and we can all get back to hitting each other with rocks.
Sarah has given me permission to work tomorrow (on a Sunday!), so I will be fixing as much stuff as I can. The server list is a bit of a priority at the moment, it was never really tested with the amount of servers we currently have – so the performance is terrible. I’ll be reconfiguring that to work better. Anything else you want fixing let us know in the comments and I will try to cover as much as possible.
I am hearing a lot that you want us to do something about cheats, the aimbots and wallhacks that have cropped up recently. We probably haven’t made it clear enough what our strategy is, or how it works. VAC is active. VAC doesn’t ban people straight away. It doesn’t try to stop people cheating. It logs them. The bans are validated. Then they are all banned in a wave. This could take a week, it could take a month, it could take 3 months. But rest assured that hackers will be VAC banned – so please do not be tempted to cheat.