Samara O'Shea

Me and My Malware

Well that was fun, wasn’t it? Coming to this website and being told it’s an evil, malware-infested place. It was especially strange for me considering I run the site and was being told it had been deemed a digital disaster. The way I figure it, something like this has to happen to me once a year. Remember this time last summer when my e-mail was hacked? Ah, memories.

I don’t know for certain why it happened, but I do have a guess. My latest blog for The Huffington Post (mentioned below) garnered 1,200+ comments. I was very excited about this, but I imagine it also brought in a lot of new traffic to my little letter-writing website. Maybe one of those viewers was an ill-intentioned hacker. I can’t say for certain, but that’s my guess.

It took a while and many e-mails (to my web designer, web host, and URL provider), but we are up and running again. Whew! My biggest fear was the I lost the blog entirely, and everything I’d written here since April 2007 was gone. I really need to print and bind my blog–make it into a nice journal-like book and place it safely on my shelf.

Thank you to everyone who let me know what was going on. I appreciate your concern and, if you’re here, I appreciate you coming back!!