Off and on, random people who didn't belong would join the server. They would usually be g-lined (banned from the IRC network) and ping flooded for upwards of two days.
One day, someone mentioned an unusual host that was wondering around, which ended up to be Seth Fogie. He explained what he was doing and most of what he knew. With this new information, the servers were all cleaned and changed. The main server DNS record was a dyndns/dynip hostname, so changing or completely turning it off wasn't difficult. At this point, only a few members wanted to keep them running, so a vote was taken and they were allowed to do so.