Ok, so maybe not my world, but my site sure did.
So today I was at the Happiest Place on Earth doing this…
I want to apologize to everyone!! I fell victim to GoDaddy MalWare Hacker. This after I made a comment on Twitter, just 2 days ago, about how “I’ve never been hacked on GoDaddy.”
Karma and her sister “Murphy’s Law” are both bitches!
So here’s what I learned…
1. Never leave my computers side.
2. Always make sure you have a friend to warn you if your website starts acting funky. THANK YOU OOPH!
3. Always be nice to your husband, because you never know when you’re going to need him to be your technological hero.
So here’s how it went down.
First think I did was, well, Freak Out.
Second, I called GoDaddy and they told me “There’s nothing wrong with your site Ma’am.”
What is wrong with these people? My site has obviously been hacked!
This is when I proceeded to freak out the whole way through the line to “It’s a Small World”. Thank you Scottsdale Mama for taking Ellie on that long boring ride so I could continue to have my break down.
At this point I call my husband FREAKING OUT!!! He calmly tells me that though he loves my site, the free world is not endanger of attack because it’s down.
“Um, excuse me! What are you talking about not endanger? There were several (ok, maybe 2 people) emailing me letting me know that my site was having problems. They need me honey!”
He then calls GoDaddy for me and resolves the situation. Turns out that there is a GoDaddy Hacker Bandit out there!
You’re telling me someone has nothing better to do with their time than hack Mommy Sites? ARGH!!!!!
Here’s the advice I received from GoDaddy today. Though short and simple, I’m taking it seriously and passing it on to all of you.
Here’s the Lowdown: Staying current with 3rd party application patches and having a strong server password are your best defenses against malware. When checking for the presence of malware, be sure to check the code residing on your server and not your backup files. Always use a virtual machine for verification to avoid infecting your own computer.