Sometime last night my domain host received a request to change my website’s password; the request came from an IP address in Moscow. Several years ago, this website was hacked and a malicious software file was added. Fortunately, I paid the extra bucks to have my website routinely scanned. But, I realized that they were able to access the site through my password. I admit that my password was weak at that time.
In the latest attempt at hacking this site, they came across a much stronger password and attempt to get my hosts to change the password. Of course, my host is not stupid.
I can think of no benefit of hacking my website; it carries no secrets. In fact, I pretty freely speak my mind. So, with our current administration’s lack of will to go after hackers; the hackers are now free to use a shotgun approach to hacking. They will just hack anyone and everyone.
Now is the time for your to review the strength of your passwords. And hope that there is a special place in hell for cybercriminals. I’d also like to add spammers to that list as well. Don’t forget to constantly scan your work and personal computers for spyware as well. China seems to want to know everything about us.