I came online today to find that my websites were auto-redirecting to a webarh.com, which was blocked by Google for being a malicious site (thank goodness!). It caused the whole load of my hosted images to not load (possibly because they were being blocked) and my websites to not be displayed. Thankfully, with the help of the almighty Google and other experts (links included below), and also several hours of staring at FileZilla and swearing at the screen, the problem has been fixed.
I’ve been meaning to post this for a long time. No, this has nothing to do with internet security. These are real-life scammers who make use of people’s worries and ignorance to cheat them of their hard-earned money.
This is very real, and can happen to you and anyone around you. Especially if you are living in Malaysia or Singapore.
Got an email forwarded to me with this article (Patch For Major Internet Explorer Flaw) and it was quite alarming. I’m a Mozilla Firefox user, but sometimes I have to resort to IE because of some websites’ compatibility with it. What a year. There was the DNS exploit several months ago, then the issue with the mass hacking situation in MapleSEA (since game passwords are being targeted)… I’m seriously thinking about changing my passwords again.