Website issues related to potentially malicious registrations

We had a further 800+ “spam” registrations. To try to tackle this we have updated software on the site. Some of the software required a manual update and during this process some data was lost.

Help Desk records and User Registrations created between 27th and 1400UTC 28th October may be missing as I had to restore from a backup of the database.

Apologies for any inconvenience.