Tuesday, April 17, 2007
'kay, some fuckwit bastard tosser has gone and inserted "alien" files onto my website. They included files for sending out email spam, plus some other, more worrying, executable files. Thankfully, my webhosting company were quick enough to notice unusual activity emanating from rikweb and very sensibly asked me to do an audit. Given what I found lurking in the dark recesses of the site, I have decided to remove the entire shebang rather than risk having it used for possibly criminal activities. It annoys me beyond endurance that I have to do this, but I see no reason to apologise for taking down the website: if my loss helps prevent even just one criminal act, then it's a worthwhile loss as far as I'm concerned. It's only a vanity website, after all.