Just as I was getting ready for work on Monday afternoon (as is the schedule of an English teacher in Japan), a friend called me to say my blog had been hacked. Sure enough, this blog and all of my websites were displaying this rather unfriendly welcome page:
Fortunately, the nature of the attack wasn’t particularly malicious, and I was able to restore things within an hour. I’ve since changed all my passwords and backed up everything in case it happens again. While I wasn’t too pleased to see my sites defaced, I’m kind of grateful that more damage wasn’t done and it served as the wake up call I needed to make more regular backups.If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I'd love to hear from you!