Yesterday, Stratos’ Sphere was hacked by “TEAM HAXORSISTZ”.
The attack was in itself quite harmless, meaning that only the front page was altered. However, this was a very useful wake-up call which came not a day too soon.
You see, I have great plans for Stratos’ Sphere and thank God for Kratos, Netcat, TSDD Uncut and Master Mind, the fine lads from Bangladesh who reminded me just how important security is and how naive it is to just lay there in our false sense of safety. I dare not think what might have happened if a black-hat-hacker (cracker) had had a go at this blog, unprotected as it was, after it had grown substantially a few months down the road.
After everything was restored, I took some extra steps, as a lesson learned from this, which I’ll present in an upcoming post. So, thanks guys, I owe you one.
PS1: Yes, about one month’s worth of posts were (almost) lost, but that was my fault. It will all come back in the next few days. More on that on the next post!
PS2: Clever! Hack+Exorsists=”Haxorsistz”