My web hosting provided was doing maintainence, so you couldn’t access this site in the evening of 15.01.2009 to 10:20AM today.
If you have noticed, on January 15th, 2009… this blog, was acting oddly. First, you couldn’t access it and was asked to install wordpress. Then, it was accessible, but with post dating till July 14, 2008. I myself was shocked to see that I was asked to fill in my email address and website name when I access it around 1:15pm that same day. In other words, I was redirected, and maybe some of you have also been redirected too as you might have tried to access this blog during that course of time.
If you are still wondering what happened… well… my domain http://cdason.com was hacked. Yes, you read it right, it was hacked. By who? I don’t know, but Jimmy and Irene, whom was nice enough to provide me a promotional rate web hosting service a year ago told me that they detected someone has gained access to my server, and my blog’s database. Investigations do show that the attack occurred midday, today, January 15th, 2009.
I don’t know what the motive of this attack is, but Irene did say that it might be some random hacker feeling bored, hence randomly picking my site to fill his time. Nonetheless, I do not want to speculate why and who did it. It’s done, and I hope it will never happen again.
If you also notice, some older post here is also not available, well… That is the best Jimmy could retrieve for me. I got to hand it to him, because if it’s not for him, my other post, which dates from July 15, 2008 would be also gone.. and that would be really frustrating. The last back up I managed to do myself was on July 15, 2008. My post after January 6th, and all your comments have also been washed away *SAD*
How do I feel? Ahhh… Iadmit, I felt sad when part of my blog was gone. Indeed cdason[dot]com has grown on me, and it is a part of me. Loosing so much data/post was painful and frustrating. I also have to admit I was angry when I knew this blog was hacked, but there’s no point pointing finger. The internet is so huge, and any bored jackass with computer coding skills could be responsible. Again, I thank Irene and Jimmy for being able to retrieve what data I should have loss in this attack. Somehow, I see that this attack means that my blog is popular because hackers are known to target popular websites. Hahaha… guess, I’m just trying to cheer myself up.
My next course of action? I’m letting this one go. Despite feeling frustrated, and a huge bit of sadness, but I feel relieved that some parts of my blog could be saved and restored (All post before Jan 6th, 2009 was salvaged). I am also hoping to do some clean-up, and restructuring on my blog accounts to ensure this does not happen again.
I guess that all. I’ve been hacked, and this brings the toll of events for Emotional January to 3, with my past being dug out taking first place (post already gone), and the Sarawak flood’s being second(post also gone). Man, I can’t wait for what’s fourth!!