So I was just wrapping up some work at about one this morning, and I get an email notifying me of a reply to a thread on my AffiliateManager.net forum.
It was weird – these emails are supposed to come from me, but this one was from an odd address. I clicked the link to see what was going on and found out I’d been hacked.
Two years of affiliate manager discussions deleted by some random, faceless person.
I scrambled around, but the archives were all gone. The best I could do was to lock down the site, so the hacker and his/her cronies could no longer make inflammatory posts on the board.
I’m working on getting things back on track – not quite sure yet what, if anything, can be recovered.
For now, it’s an empty shell. But not for long. It takes more than some script kiddies to wipe out a community. Somebody tried to take it down, and I am in the process of rebuilding it.
They might take it down again. I’ll rebuild again. Over and over again.
I really appreciate the outpouring of support. But please, don’t feel sorry for me. Pity the lost soul that finds satisfaction in tearing down the work of others, rather than building something of their own.
By the way, if anybody knows anything about who did this, I’ll pay a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the perpetrator.
How’s that for a CPA?!