l337 haxx0r

In December last year my site was hacked by a retarded ass hole a.k.a. a computer-literate person with a little too much time on his hands using the scene-name AReK_5bY. He used a back door in Greymatter, the Content Management System I used back then. His hacking attempt was successful, and a couple of files were uploaded to the server. No real harm was done, though.

Now my good hacker-friend is at it again. This time he has left a comment in Entry #402, trying to use the same method that worked on Greymatter. But this time I think the attempt bounced off my custom made CMS and PHP-skills, and it looks like nothing really happened. I’ve been through the directory structure looking for the same shit that surfaced last time, but I couldn’t find anything. Anyway, I’ll keep a close eye on the logs in the next couple of days and see if he returns. My logs currently shows that he entered the site looking for files in the archives generated by Greymatter. When none of those could be found, he entered the archive, and then picked a random entry and tried to add a comment twice. The first attempt was successful, the second failed for some reason. And judging by the time stamps, it doesn’t look like an automated script, meaning that this person is actually manually trying to find sites to hack.

Tomorrow I’m going to bed with the enemy. I’m meeting Microsoft to discuss the possibility of a new and exciting (at least new) service with them. I should use the opportunity to hit them all with baseball bats, but that probably won’t be a very good idea, so I’ll just smile and play along.

I’ve sold yet another T-Shirt, this time to Tomas, which brings the total number of T-Shirts up to four and the number of Jr. Baby Doll T-Shirts to…erhm…one. Have you received it yet, Marte? Tomas is currenly living in Sweden. I think a lot of Swedish chicks would look good in the Jr. Baby Doll T-Shirt, don’t you?


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