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Hacked Off

August 27th, 2012 | Posted by Ruby in Rants - (Comments Off on Hacked Off)

I don’t get it!  My blog had only been up and running for about 2 months when it got Hacked.  For those that have experienced this modern form of pure evil you will appreciate that I need to just RANT.

It was a few weeks ago that my blog was hacked.  And since I built my own blog using a WordPress template with very limited technical knowledge it was a real challenge to firstly find where the code had been hacked and then to fix it.  Fortunately my son-in-law is a software specialist (although not familiar with blogging software) and he came to the rescue to help sort it out.  Around the same time I was going on my summer holidays so, with time running out and a new obstacle presenting itself at each turn, I packed my bags and headed off to France.  The blog would have to wait for my return.

So finally this weekend I sorted out the last few issues and we’re back up and running again.

All this got me to pondering what possible value or benefit does anyone gain from hacking an insignificant foodie blog like mine.  In the grand scheme of things this blog doesn’t create the slightest little blip on anyone’s radar so the sense of achievement at successfully trashing my blog has to rate somewhere alongside the big bully kicking a small dog – the bully get some aberrant sense of satisfaction and the dog gets hurt.  Apart from this, the only upside I can see is possibly for security software companies trying to scare us into buying there software to avoid being hacked again – along with kicking the dog that would be downright unethical, immoral and just plain wicked.


Oh well, now I’ve got that off my chest, onwards and upwards.