[8/20/14, 2:28:15 AM] Programmer: please contact me at your earliest
[8/20/14, 6:52:57 AM] Programmer: today is wife's birthday
[8/20/14, 6:53:05 AM] Programmer: i have to step out for a bit
[8/20/14, 6:53:16 AM] Programmer: please tell me you have test directory backed up
[8/20/14, 6:53:22 AM] Programmer: if so ... please restore
[8/20/14, 6:53:25 AM] Programmer: ttyl
After getting this message I freaked out. I logged into my server and he deleted 100% of all the files in every single directory on my server! He deleted gigabytes of data!
I called my host and asked to see if I was hacked since the guy gave me no explanation. My host told me someone under the IP address and they gave me an IP logged in and setup a Bitcoin farm, the IP address was his IP address! They used my server to harvest Bitcoins!!!!! In the process they wiped out every single file on my server, destroyed everything!
So now this guy is probably getting drunk and having a blast at some party while I'm trying to restore my server, which is going to cost money!!!!!!!!
I told the guy free up the project because theirs no excuse for what he did and pay for all my server restore fees. I still haven't heard back from him. What if he says peace out I'm not doing anything and I'm stuck with a open project he destroyed?
Also how do I warn everyone that he's a hacker on Freelancer and protect everyone? Also how do I give him snegative feedback without him getting revengeful and give me negative feedback?
*Update he got back to me and apologized and said he probably has a virus on his computer. He paid me $15 for the backup restore fee for my server. It's still going to be interesting to see what happened after the investigation from Hostgator.