My blog was down for a couple of days due to a hacker attack. They tried to get into my blog for malicious purposes. I have a great hosting service Inmotion Hosting http://www.inmotionhosting.com/ that shut down my site after repeated brutal force attempts at figuring out my password. I had a strong password before, but now I’ve made it more formidable. I will be taking other measures as well, such as limiting the number of times someone can attempt a login. My hosting service gave me the IP address of the source of this hacking attempt and I’ve written to the ISP of this IP address to bitterly complain.
Here is the message from my hosting service concerning this event:
“It appears that someone tried to compromise your website and inject malicious files / scripts. I have blocked the IP address shown below for making 112,000 requests to your site – the attacker enumerated the files and folders used on your site, possibly for a future attack. I did not detect any compromised or injected files, however I recommend contacting a security professional for assistance.”
I wish there was a place to report these events, but nobody cares. It is a crime without a penalty. However, I am considering a penalty of my own making. A CURSE! Curses are generally a bad idea. Destructive energies don’t contribute anything good. However, I am thinking of doing this as an experiment. If I decide to do this, I will write about it…a dire curse on this hacker, whoever it is. I have the IP address, which is like a strand of hair used for a voodoo doll. Same concept. I have a connection to this person. The question is…should I do this? It would be a wicked curse way out of proportion to the offense. To curse or not to curse, that is the question.