A few days ago, one of my sites was hacked and I began receiving messages. I spent several hours with a tech working to stop the hacker, backing up the sites, and doing what we could to prevent a hacker from getting into the site again. We thought we had the site protected from the robot we THOUGHT had hacked into the site.
We did not.
In fact, the harder we worked to block the hacker, the faster the hacker worked to destroy all files, until ultimately we were watching our files disappear before our very eyes, and the hackers wall message known as “Internet Graffiti” – pure vandalism – replaced my informative content written over the past seventeen years. Not just my sites were affected. 30 of the 54 sites taken down by hackers belonged to clients, some who are no longer with us, who shared their thoughts, ideas, Bible readings and devotionals over the past seven or so years.
In almost every case, the sites removed were passive, reader friendly sites where Bible verses, devotions, and short essays were shared by people who wouldn’t harm a flea, although they might love the stuffin’s out of you, if given the opportunity.
So, who hacked us, and what was their message?
I’m an American Citizen who believes in Freedom of Speech, putting your message out, and being heard. I also believe that if you trample on my rights, it’s up to me to stand up and fight for them, because they don’t come without a battle. I also believe that when you bring your message to the people, you should PAY THE COST, because you don’t get to use my airspace for free. This is my website, I pay the hosting. I pay for the domain. And I paid for the time and effort to post my messages here, before you hacked in and took them down.
What you did is vandalism.
You’re bullies, who won’t work to earn your own way, or find a way to improve your own destiny, you want ours. You can’t have it.
We, Americans, don’t tolerate bullies, idiots, and aimless violence in our communities, in our churches, or on our internet sites. IF you want to put your message out there, do it on your own websites, buy your own space, and get your own followers, and leave mine the hell alone!
Your bad language, stupid bigotry, and illegal vandalism are NOT welcome here in America. We don’t want you.
IF you’re someone who thinks it’s okay for these beasts to rip apart my website, destroy what I’ve written, and vandalize my internet space, you aren’t wanted either. Go away. Buy your own space and leave mine alone. There’s plenty of room for you to buy your own ugly truth, but do NOT mess with mine.
Your bullying, hate, and rhetoric posted by illegal means and vandalism isn’t welcome here in America. YOU are not welcome here.