Recently my website was hacked and I was not even able to log a normal login. But I have done a backup. So I could restore it easily because of the copy of the files and the database itself.
Today I realize how important is keeping a backup. If I had not done a backup I would surely have lost the contents from 2009 to 2016. I remember, back in 2009, I used to run Allclipz.com which was the first automatic blog of Nepal; AdminHelpDesk.net and MakingBuck.com from where I was making quite a lot of money than a regular AdSense users.
At that time also there used to be some people who used to click randomly on my ads. Their intention was to gets my ads disabled but fortunately, all those clicks were turned into invalid clicks and my account kept running normally. I believe this happened because I was always going fair and following the every terms and condition of Adsense, till date also I follow. In between 2015/16 and 2017, Google did many changes and so did I change the site.
I believe this happened because I was always going fair and following the every terms and condition of Adsense, till date also I follow. In between 2015/16 and 2017, Google did many changes and so did I change the site.
Even, few month ago my another site Nepali.pw was hacked. I asked my host to do perform the backup and slowly I’m applying new security tweaks there too. This is why the homepage is showing different contents right now as I’m changing the backend part.
My Yahoo Account got hacked in 2009, Hotmail Account got hacked in 2009. Even I am not able to log in my Twitter account @merosoft. You can see that it’s still publishing my feeds but I have no access. One interesting thing happened when I tried to recover Gmail and Yahoo and Hotmail accounts. When I try to recover my Gmail account, it has yahoo’s recover email and when I try to recover Yahoo email, it has Gmail’s account and similar scenario to the Hotmail account too. So, in this way, I was inside the trap. From my knowledge of understanding, Gmail has got more protection against threats as compared to other email providers.
This time also I am getting so many junk message with the file attachments. Even they are not filtered by the firewall and are in the normal email folder that of Junk/Spam.
I have no access to Allclipz.com, MakingBuck.com, and AdminHelpDesk.net now. Also, I’m not able to access my Facebook account but I have been asked to send a picture for verification and is still under review. Furthermore, I have to just wait and see what is gonna happen. For website parts, I’ve changed a lot and is still checking for any malicious scripts.
My Facebook account was blocked just a day after I downloaded a file from the internet and opened and edited the file (disables protected mode). I am not sure but did I become the bait of Microsoft Office vulnerability?