Here's What Happens When Chinese Hackers Hit Your Blog
Jessie Cross has been running a food and cooking blog from her home in Salem, Mass. for four years. She’s amassed quite the audience, pulling in 200,000 visitors every month. Her blog became so popular, she was given a deal to publish a cookbook: and that’s when the hackers hit.
On April 15, when Cross’ book based on her TheHungryMouse blog was supposed to come out, she logged in to her WordPress account to do a slew of promotional posts. It’s something she had done a thousand times, but on that day, something went wrong.
“I couldn’t get into the back-end of WordPress,” said Cross. “So I knew I either got a bug or I did something wrong.” Cross, who describes herself as “pretty technically proficient,” contacted her host, who had nothing but bad news. “My hosts told me the domain registration no longer sat with me, but it looked like it was owned by some dude in China,” she said.
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