Website hacked

I had a text today, and several emails and facebook messages, about one of my sites being hacked by this guy.

Now, normally you’d expect me to rant and rave about this and threaten violence, but as it turns out it was a pretty harmless hack, he’d just created a meta refresh to his hacker page to show what he’d done, as hackers of that type do. It’s like graffiti, they ‘tag’ your website. Now I’ve had hacks on other sites before that are a lot more harmful than that, so I kinda relieved when I’d logged on, saw what he’d done and how he’d done it.

This led me to thinking about the kinds of hackers there are out there, and how some, like thieves if you will, are honourable and trustworthy, whereas others are just destructive tossholes.

It’s nice to be hacked by someone with a sense of decency for a change.

Damn I sound weird today, don’t worry normal service will be returned soon and I’ll be laying into people like old times.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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