Unbelievable! This is a week of firsts.
Sunday evening I received that lovely comment telling me how boring one of my posts was, and then on Monday, as I was going over my various sites stats I discovered that my main web site had been hacked.
This just goes to show the importance of checking your stats daily. Which I usually do, but I slacked off in the last two weeks and hadn’t checked them at all in that time.
Someone snuck into my account and added a new directory for Ringtones and added about 50 html pages into that directory. The pages automatically redirected to the hackers site where the pages were set up with various affiliate links for various products.
I informed my Host immediately when I discovered the problem. I even left the directory on my site so that my host company could have a look and trace the hacker. They’re working on it now, and I’ve since removed the directory. At this point though, my Host says that the hacker must have figured out my log in info and got in that way. I told them that I don’t even have my log in written down anywhere, but whatever, my log in info is all changed now.
I still think I’m fairly lucky. The hack could have been worse, they could have messed up my blogs or my CMS managed web site – Reptile Logic, but instead they only added a new directory into my main web site Tricia’s Chinese water dragon, reptile and amphibian care page, which has been in existence for 10.5 years. That’s the first time any of my sites have been broken into in all that time.
I do have some other news – news that I can’t tell you too much about until Thursday. Ha tease! You know those companies that exist specifically to create a Buzz about new products? Well I’ve been asked to create some buzz for one of them. I’m being given a product free of charge to use as I chose. I can write about it and even use it on my site if I want to – or not. No obligation apparently. We’ll see how that part works out. I think I will be writing about the product though as it should go well with this site and perhaps one or two of my other blogs.
Can you guess what it is that I might create some buzz about?