Monday, July 7, 2008

Back to Square One

All right. I'm starting anew.

My ill-fated blog, http://insulare.blogspot.com, i believe was hacked last night by unknown Spanish-speaking lad. If he really is.. Or perhaps using Spanish language was just a diversion tactic to revert suspicions. But who am i supposed to finger-point here?

I'm quite unsure what really happened. Until now i am still puzzled about the misfortune. I learned what happened last night through a friend who informed me via chikka that he cannot locate the blog. He even checked if he typed the right address. I texted him the right address and he said everything was gone and sent me the content of the blog as follows and its translation courtesy of freetranslation.com:

Header: Insulare
Es tan pequeña que cabe en una gota y queda sitio todavía
translation: It is so small that fits in a drop and remains place still

About the author:
Para los que comer es un placer y diversión, espero no olvidarme de compartir en el blog
translation: For the ones that to eat is a pleasure and diversion, I expect not to forget me to share in the blog

Out of optimism, i did not react violently. Everything has a reason and purpose, right? I know everything i have in the blog was put into waste. I've started it November 8, 2006, which still appears at the wrecked insulare account's joining date and i can't believe ill be starting in scratch again. Today. After winning the weeklong Filipino Blog of the Week struggle.

Well, anyway, i of course tried to recover the blog. I tried to login (using my yahoo login account) but it says that blogger login ID does not exist. Worst, my gmail experienced the same fate. They're nowhere to be found in google accounts. My blogger login ID and gmail account shares the same password. So the last thing I did was to send queries and clarifications about the matter to the blogger admins. I do hope they can still restore my blog.

Now my question, how reliable the blogspot platform is? What is the probability that anyone of you who read this will not be the next victim? Will creating a strong password guarantee that this new account will not be capable for hacking anymore? I did have a strong password, but how come? Of all people, why me?

I don't know. But hey Google, protect us!

26 comments:

R-yo said...

gee! this is sad! andami talagang walang magawang matino sa mundo.

The Islander said...

yeah. i just hope he's happy with what he did.

Chokolatier said...

yan kasi... hehe
bsta nalungkot ako kasi di mo nabasa ung comment ko. important yun.

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Hus dis! Tsssk. Grabe talaga mga hackers. Pero okay lang yan (kahit hindi). At least, meron ka na ulet bagong blog! heehee.

Marky said...

Oh no! SAD to hear that! Even me I was really surprised not seeing your blog the way it should look! mag congrats ta ko ahak nawala man imo blog! don't wory, i-update nako imo link sa ako blogroll! :)

Anyway, CONGRATS sa pagkadaog last week! :) Please tell TalkSmart to update your link in this contest. Here's his URL:
http://salaswildthoughts.blogspot.com/

In case you want to add me, here's my URL: http://tiklaton.blogspot.com

HADLOK kaayo ang mga hackers!

Soy said...

Oh dear.

Spife said...

Have you reported this to Google or Blogger?

wanderingcommuter said...

aaawwwww!!!
well, lets just hope there something really good awaits for you in this new start..

TENTAY™ said...

ang sama naman ng ugali. ang hirap din magturo. grabe karma nalang. digital na. binoto pamandin kita ng binoto!!!! grrrr

Rose said...

hi..hopping back here...sorry to hear bout what happened to ur old blog.

The Islander said...

@chokolatier.. ano ba kasi yun? sabihin mo nalang. hehe

@hu-u.. pakonswelo e noh? bagong blog. haha.

@marky.. thank you. cge ill add you once more.

@maam soy.. hehe. this is life. there's always a change.

@spife.. yup. done with the necessary things to recover the blog. but until now, i received nothing from them yet.

@wanderingcommuter.. i hope so. i feel refreshed somehow.

@tentay.. hehehe salamat ng marami sa pagboto. sana nga lang masaya sya sa ginawa nya eh.

@rose. thank you. i will just make a new start..

Chokolatier said...

yung post mo sa Pasalubong Stalls,
gusto ko ng
1.malong-in different colors
2.wooden furnitures hehe
3.bag na may surigao.

and more hahaha

Lawstude said...

just got back from a trip in ifugao over the weekend and have been bust lately with lots of work in the office.

gee, i am sorry to hear that you have been hacked, sayang naman pinaghirapan natin. :-(

napag-isip tuloy ako kung dapat na bumili ng ng sariling domain name kasi sayang ang mga posts kung bigla-bigla na lang mawawala.

About the "Thank you for the votes! I won but lost" line. Di ka naman talo eh kasi your a winner. The mark of a true winner is to rise-up everytime he falls. At napatunayan mo yan sa pag gawa uli ng bagong blog.

Sige parekoy, baka buong linggo ko di maasikaso blog ko kasi tadtad trabaho. Ingats.

The Islander said...

@ava.. haha yun pala yon. kaya pala importante. ba't ang dami? haha.

@lawstude.. that was a heart-wrenching comment. haha. thanks really for that. well, yeah. fresh start. i've been through a lot of downfalls. and this lost blog thingie is nothing..

but the memories of it i will not forget.

the donG said...

kaya pala. akala ko pa naman ina-update mo lang at binabago ang header.

paano kaya maiwasan yan?

Rolly said...

hello dong, napura bitaw kog pangita sa imo kay nawagtang gyod. Peligro ka sa kang talksmart kay dili ma access imo link sa mga judges, ma zerohan unya ka sa ila votes.

There are some people that likes to ruin other people's lives because of jealousy.

Pasagdahi nalang na sila dong. Ako pa ana, ako na ng gikarwas.

Dakilang Islander said...

porbidang ahaka!!! sayang naman ang dalawang taon mong mga entries dun...before na hack din ang yahoo messenger ko pati secondary email kasi pareho lang ng password...parang ayoko ng maginternet nun sa sobrang galit..mas maigi you keep on changing password at least monthly

The Islander said...

@dong.. i think this resources from blogger will help: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=82534
regular changing of passwords ina-advise nila.

@rolly.. hehe. im not interested with the hall of fame thingy. winning once is enough for me na. hehe. pakiboto nalang ko kang dongism.

yeah makalagot pud gyud ning mga way lingaw. nya labawng makalagot ang blogger kay wa pay reply hasta karon.

@dakilang islander.. yep. mao pud na advise sa blogger to avoid phishing and identity theft.

COC-o-LIVE said...

hey kalabaw!!! NOW I KNOW... why! Naglabad sad ako uyo lately kay dili na nak ma open im blog...huhuhu. anyway, survivor bitaw ang MAN sa ISLA??? mao ba ni? anyway, keep going no matter wat. tkcr

The Islander said...

hehehe kalabawwwww you got it! one point. hehe

Chokolatier said...

yeah union.now u know ha.
and dont call me by my name..bawal. baka mabiktima ako ng identity theft.
minsan di ako makarelate sa salita nyo dito hehe.

The Islander said...

alien ka kasi kaya di mo maintindihan. tas nanggagaya lang kayo ng term samin. like yung pantat, panaw, etc. wala kayong originality. nyaha.

† Yods † said...

ang bad naman gumawa nun sa yo. kaya pla pinuntahan ko nung isang araw yung blog mo di ko nakita. buti na lang nagpagala gala sa blogworld at nahanap ko bago mong bahay.

The Islander said...

salamat at natunton mo ulit ang aking isla. onga eh.. mejo headache pa naman mag-start ulit...

estan said...

kasayang! is there no way to do backups of your blogspot posts? bai, also try to check ang cached pages of google by googling it then click on "cached." basi naa pa pwede ma recover.

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