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My website was hacked

hackersBack in February I got an email from my host server company for this website saying my site had malicious files on it and to protect any further damage the site had been shut down until I could resolve these issues. After looking into it all, I can only presume it was an untargeted attack, after all who would want to hack this website?!

It took me a lot of hours but I finally got all the 'malicious files' removed but the website no longer worked. The only thing that I could do to fix it all properly was to restore the site to a previous backup, but my last clean restore point was Christmas 2013. So... everything I added in 2014 has been deleted forever. Hence the big gap in blog posts over the website. It's pretty annoying but it certainly does reinforce the point that no matter what digital stuff you're creating, or work you're doing, back it up. All the time!

Fortunately I've got a few things saved as word documents so not everything is gone and I'll be re-adding those now. But unfortunately all of the photo blog, travel and friends posts are gone so I'm going to try and reminisce and create new posts. In the meantime, if you've got a website, remember to back it up otherwise you'll feel like this just happened:

 

Back_it_up

 

 

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