They Tried to Steal My Website

Gentle reader, you are at a crime scene.  I usually like to post interviews on Wednesday, but when I tried to log in Yesterday I was unable to enter my website.

I was Victim of an Online Attack

Someone or something got access to the back end of this website.

The site never went down.  They didn’t vandalize the posts.  Tell you the truth it was a pretty mellow online attack. Remedied by a little time with the tech support and security team from my web host.

But, they did change my user name and password and I was locked out all of yesterday. I usually feature a new interview every Wednesday but because I have a guest post for Friday and today was pretty much shot on trying to get this thing back up and running I will just have next week feature two.

The Disconcerting Part is How Random It Was

Is there some entity out there that doesn’t like my commentary on cover bands or wants to keep the stories of Brazil’s Emerald mines under wraps? It seems unlikely.

I have already changed the passwords to all the accounts I can think of, but I would be surprised if the person who hacked into this website was in my email or (God forbid) my Twitter.

Anyway, I’m sorry if you missed the site. I can’t promise that this will never happen again, but I can promise vigilance. And by vigilance I mean that if this happens again I promise to call tech support again.

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12 Responses to “They Tried to Steal My Website”
  1. Adrian says:

    It was the Red Chinese!

  2. Frank says:

    it was me

  3. I’m glad that you got it back up and running.

  4. David says:

    I also have been attacked by a fake Adobe Flash Player Install – don’t Be fooled and like you I too am also being very vigilant. So glad you are up and running again.

    • Casey says:

      David – I haven’t heard of that, but I will be on the look out for it. How’s your blog going?

  5. David says:

    My blog is doing just great and I have just upgraded it. I am thinking of changing the visual theme of it. looking for something really nice and clean. Would so love your second oppinion.

    • Casey says:

      I did that a couple of months ago and I really liked the results. If you want me to look at the themes you are considering, you’re welcome to send em’ to me in an email. What I would like to see on your blog are some martial arts demonstrations on video. I don’t know if you were thinking of doing that, but I find video posts are really popular over here.

  6. David says:

    I will go work on putting together a few video’s and also email to you a few themes that I am considering going with. Nicholas has been very helpful with directing me in the right direction for getting some nice themes. I must also warn you!!! It seem’s one of King Sidharth’s blogs has been hacked ( Meditation Rocks) I have left a message with Nicholas to try and contact King. Please can you pass the word on.

    • Casey says:

      Wow. David you do seem to be hard at work. I have gotten a lot of help from Nicholas too, he’s a great guy (and probably better at giving advice than I am). I look forward to getting your email.

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