Thatâ€™s right! For a few hours, my beloved blog has been compromised by some Turkish hacker.
I was informed by a friend via email that someone hacked my blog, so I went on to check it. To my dismay, it was indeed hacked; I panicked. I didnâ€™t remember the last time I exported my entries or did an entire site back-up of my blog.
I sought the help of my web host, and they were really helpful in removing the page uploaded by the hacker, changing passwords, restoring email accounts, and databases. Unfortunately, they werenâ€™t able to recover all of my files, so I rummaged through Google Drive and my email to check if I was able to save a recent XML of my blog.
I was really losing hope, thinking that I would go back to square one with nothing but a restaurant review from my Zomato account. So when I found a backup file (April 2017) in my email, I nearly jumped in relief. I wasnâ€™t able to restore all the photos, though I might try to fix it all (if I can) sometime in the near future. As of now, everything seems to be running the way it was. Just need to re-install a couple of plugins, and re-connect certain accounts.
Iâ€™m just glad the worst is over. Time to hit the sack!