Happy Hotelier has been hacked.
They call it a “Deface Hack”. It means that in one way or another the perpetrator got access to my ISP account and replaced the landing page of this blog by the following notice:
You can imagine I was furious and got more worked up when my service provider didn’t deem it serious enough to answer my calls.
I noticed it at about 23.00 (11.00 pm) last night and concluded it had happened at around 20.00 hr (8.00 pm) last night.
I couldn’t get access to my FTP client on their server, but I noticed I had access to my other blog. Also I had access to my .htaccess file. So I redirected both blogs that were hacked to a post at Chairblog EU:
At around 10.00 am today I got an e-mail from my ISP that they had solved the matter. They had closed down the FTP access to all my accounts until they had solved the matter.
Due to other business it was only about 01.30 pm today that I was able to reset the redirections.
Luckily the site seems in order again and nothing lost.
Now I’m going to update that post on Chair Blog ….
Also I have rebuild both sitemaps as yesterday’s sitemaps were erroneous
But all in all I’m not satisfied with the isp who claims > 99 % accessibility…..
Last edited by Happy Hotelier on January 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm