This post was supposed to go live last Friday, but I found out last Thursday afternoon that my blog had been hacked.
Yep and it was one of the scariest things that’s happened to my blog as of yet. It was the first and hopefully last time that I will be hacked, but man was that a scary couple of hours.
I don’t know how long it was hacked for, but I noticed it when I went to go to my website as I sometimes to do to check to see if posts that I scheduled to go live did so. That’s when I noticed that I kept getting redirected to this weird website. Figuring it was a glitch or I forgot to type my url with “https” I retyped it, this time including the https on it and it still led to this website. That’s when I realized that I had been hacked and I needed to contact my host provider, immediately.
Usually they’re pretty responsive, but I was online on chat for way longer than I’ve ever been in previous situations and originally the first tech guy couldn’t figure it out. He asked if it could be the “Social Warfare” plug-in, but I didn’t know what that was let alone have it on my website, so he couldn’t find the source. He ended up sending my request to his higher ups to see if they could figure it out.
I did some Googling and figured out that a plugin that I haven’t actively used “Yuzo Related Posts” had been hacked and through the plug-in, my website was hacked and being redirected as well. I figured it out, wrote a message to one of the higher ups that was looking into the issue, he confirmed it and told me that I would need to deactivate it, delete it and it should solve the problem.
Thank God it did, but I would be lying if I said it didn’t shake me up a bit. It’s already been a pretty stressful few weeks and this just seemed yet another thing.
I will say, if you are using that, please make sure you remove it. If anything, it is a reminder to me to check my plugins more often.
As much as I don’t really watch this show, I have found myself going down the rabbit hole and watching a ton of old episodes featuring some of the show’s most controversial people. I don’t know why, but it’s been a thing this week – probably because I realize now how many intense discussions they actually had on that show.
I don’t like Korean dramas anymore for the same reason that I don’t like watching American soap operas anymore. I’ll never forget watching “Stairway to Heaven” and not being able to finish it because I was so angry about it.
However, now that I have been seeking to learn Korean, I have been putting more effort into speaking Korean more often around the house and taking more opportunities to hear it being spoken whether in song or in film. On a whim, we decided to watch one called “Mother” and it’s so sad and intense. My husband’s hooked on it, now though so we’ve been watching quite a few episodes of show.
Our Front Lawn
It’s been on our to-do list to do some yard work and since I was off for spring break last week, with the help of my parents, we cleaned up the front a bit and prepped it for some plants. My mom also saw a large spider, like a large one, which was pretty unsettling considering I’ll be back out there planting some things. I’m hoping to get some more garden things done this weekend and may share some photographs later of how it turns out afterwards.
Speaking of reruns and old episodes, I found out that Catfish frequently posts compilations of some of their most shocking or most bizarre moments from the show. Since I am rarely awake let alone watching MTV during the prime time hours, I typically rely on the reruns.
Korean Independence Anniversary
This year is the 100th year anniversary of the Korean Independence Movement. It’s a movement that unfortunately I only heard about recently, and didn’t learn in school, but I would highly encourage you to check out some information on it yourself. It’s so sad how long Koreans were oppressed in Korea and some of the horrors they experienced.
It was very exciting, but I was so nervous once I found out that the march would be taking place through the streets and that there were a lot of people watching from the sidewalks. As someone who’s pretty introverted, I felt a bit nervous with all of the attention, but I felt so happy for my family members and my husband. I was so thankful to participate in something that meant so much to some of the people I love.
What are you up to?