Archive for August, 2010

Hacked Off

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

YOU might have noticed how Someone Once Told Me and this blog were both blacklisted by Google, Firefox and AVG for about 10 days around the end of July/start of August.

This was because a hacker, or at least probably their software, exploited a WordPress security issue, gained access to SOTMario and placed dodgy code here. We’re not sure what sort of code it was, but it wasn’t up very long.

However, the hacking software then jumped over to the SOTM site and put the code on there too, because the passwords for both sites were the same. Those passwords have been changed now, of course, and are no longer matching.

Max, SOTM’s programmer, took the code out swiftly, but it took Google a few days to give the all-clear, so in the meantime the hits slumped. But normal service has now been resumed, so hopefully things will get back to normal now.

Apologies for the disruption, and thanks for your patience.