We won’t Get Fooled Again!
Fool me once… shame on you. Between Christmas and New Year’s of 2009, my sites were hacked and my domain rymocs.com was infected and spreading malware across the Internet. I only knew because Google searches for any of my sites would redirect to a Google warning page. Luckily, I found the issue quickly, and resolved it in a day. Google took another day to return my site back to normal, so about 3 days of down time resulted in many lost hits and site visits.
Fool me twice… shame on me. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 turns out the Google warning message shows up again, but this time two of my sites were broken into and hacked. Rymocs.com had malicious code interjected into a post via the database, and Cajun Chef Ryan had two files updated with similar malware code. The two CCR files were modified on Monday, April 5 and it took Google two days to put up the warning message on Wednesday. Essentially, the sites were down from Wednesday through Saturday, or about four days. Today, Sunday is the first day the sites are showing clear redirects with no warning messages.
We won’t get fooled again! The good thing to come out of this, and I have to actually thank the snot nose, evildoer F#%K hackers who did this, because we won’t get fooled again. Measures are in place now to monitor and protect the sites. Any suspicious activity will be reported the minute it happens, not one, two, or three days later, the alarm system is armed and operating. Like an alarm system for your house, my sites are now protected, so if anyone makes attempts to hack in again, notifications will be dispatched , they will be caught in the act, IP addresses will be recorded and your location will be found.
Now back to the real purpose for this blog, talking about food and cooking. I have a lot of catching up to do, about a week and half worth of Eat To Live daily updates, some recipes, photos, and progress tracking for our health and weight loss. So, please stay tuned as we get back to normal in the next few days, and please know that you can visit my sites without any virus warnings or issues.
Cajun Chef Ryan