Saturday night my website was hacked.
Someone came in and put up an alternative post for last Monday. It was an anti-ISIS message. While on one hand I guess it was better than a pro-ISIS message on my website, it has left me feeling vulnerable.
Nothing that I can check shows how he got in. My password is more than 10 characters, different cases of letters, numbers, special characters. All that good stuff. My username isn’t Admin. No logs show anyone doing anything.
I did some research and found that I’m not alone. That doesn’t make it much better. All I want is to have an outlet, not all this heartache and time sink. I followed the instructions and my security is now microscopically better. Yippee. I lost three hours of my life doing that. Crazy thing is if he hadn’t changed the post name, I never would have noticed.
I’m on the edge. I might be taking my ball and going home after 5 1/2 years. The yuck in my yum is too much for me. At least I don’t have to decide right now.
After I wrote the above part of the post, my site was attacked again, and it shut it down. I’ve now turned off comments because that is the main way bad guys gain access and have turned off nearly all of my plug ins. This bites. I’ve spent more than 7 hours on it total, time much better spent on my novel than trying to get things up and running here.
I’m not planning to post again for a while. This has taken it all out of me.