Hacked and splogged and left for …

Yesterday I was hacked.

More specifically, my web hosting service DreamHost was hacked and Oddhead Blog was hijacked. Someone stole a bunch of passwords and methodically replaced index.* files, including the index.php file in my wordpress directory. If you visited this blog yesterday, this is what you saw.

Also yesterday, I noticed that I’ve been splogged. (Splog = spam + blog.)

The strange part about both incidents is that neither attack has an obvious motive. I don’t see any blatant ads or links or any real benefit that the attacker gained. Probably SEO related, but I just don’t see it.

Tough neighborhood, these Internets.

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