I’ve Been Hacked! And I’ve Been Sick!

So I realized today that Wing Chair Books has been hacked, and I spent the whole afternoon fixing my database and searching for the evil coding that found its way in.

The site was a victim of a method called Pharma Hacking. It’s a sneaky type of spam that does not affect the general appearance or operation of the site EXCEPT for the page domains. When any of the site’s page domains, including the home page, appeared as a search result, they would take you instead to one of several spams websites advertising pills. My domains were hijacked. The old bait and switch.

Things should be better now. The Google search results still look a little funky, but they should be fixed as soon as the Goolge-bot recrawls my site, which, hopefully, will happen within the next few days.

On another note, I’ve been sick for the past week. Actually, I’ve been better for the past five or six days, but I was out with a terrible cold for seven days. I’m feeling much better now, but I haven’t posted here since before I was sick. Starting tonight, I’ll be back to a regular posting schedule. It feels good to feel good again.

2 thoughts on “I’ve Been Hacked! And I’ve Been Sick!”

  1. Horrible news all around man. Glad to hear both the site and you are feeling better. Just wanted to make sure you got my email with the THP ebooks. Looking forward to your review(s). I was getting worried seeing the site idle for a few weeks. Love what you’re doing man, keep it up!

    1. Thanks Patrick!

      I got your email. I can’t wait to start reading what you sent. I will definitely do some coverage. A review, at least. Maybe song or video or something else. It could be fun to stretch it out and make it something bigger. I’ll have to see how hard it hits me. I’m looking forward to it.

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