You might have noticed that my site was not available the last couple of days and that at this moment things are a mess on my site. The reason for this is that my site has been hacked on the evening of Tuesday 6 January 2015.

Apparently the hackers got in through one of my plugins, which seems to have a security leak in it, but we will never know for sure. I know this has not been a personal attack, but it sure felt like it was. I can’t begin to explain the feelings that run through you when you realize you have been hacked and there is danger that you might lose everything you have worked so hard on for years. Precautions have been taken for this to (hopefully) not happen again.

There’s still a lot of work to be done to get everything back in order again. It seems my media library has been hit the hardest. This coming weekend will be all about damage control and I hope by Sunday my site will more or less looked like it should. Wish me luck.

A special word of thanks to DomSigns, who has been and still is helping me to get my sites back in order again. Because yes, not only Rebel’s Notes have been damaged, but also Wicked Wednesday, my 365 Project and the site for my writer’s group have been influenced.

10 thoughts on “Hacked!

  1. So sorry, lovely – you work so hard on these sites that it’s gutting that it had to happen to you. Hope everything is sorted ASAP.

    Charlie x

  2. So sorry you’ve had to deal with this. I had a similar issue a while back, it does feel personal doesn’t it. *hugs* Hope everything gets back to normal soon

    1. Thanks luv. I hope to have everything back in order soon. My three subdomains seem okay now. Now to get this one fixed too.

  3. What a nightmare!! I was wondering what had happened 🙁
    I hope you can get everything sorted out soon! Thank goodness for DomSigns, he really is an angel!

    ~Kazi xxx

  4. Wow that’s aweful! I hope nothing was lost permanently and that you get it all back the way you had it. What an invasion. So sorry to hear it

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Thankfully nothing was lost permanently. I just have a lot of repair work to do.

  5. Oh Marie! That’s terrible! I hope you manage to find everything and get your wonderful site back as good as new. And I hope you’ll recover from the shock and feel better soon x

    1. Thank you, Clive. I’ve had fabulous help and am sure I will get everything back up, it will just take some time. It seems my images is what have been hit the hardest.

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