My websites and blogs got hacked in the past 3 weeks and I apologize if it gives you any trouble while you were accessing my site.
I didn’t know about the problem until I received an error when I wanted to send some emails. The hackers used my email account to send out spam emails to other people until it reaches the hourly limit.
I sensed something wrong and take immediate steps to solve the issue. It takes a few days to clean up the mess and it’s a total waste of time.
The good news is my blog (the one that you are reading now) is cleaned and is safe from hackers. I have changed all my passwords and it took me quite a while to fix the redirect links and changing the passwords for all my blogs.
Let’s look at what I learned from this little problem.
My mind is talking
When I was sure that my site got hacked, the feeling is hard to define. It’s a mixture of shock, excited, worry and many others
I was shock because it is an unpleasant surprise to me.
I felt excited because this is the first time that my website got hack and now I can see how it is like. Sort of an exciting experience for an “adventurous” person like me.
And I also feel worry because I have no idea on how it affects my readers and website visitors and my credibility. This can be solved easily with the “Then what” method which I share a few weeks ago.
The first few things that came into my mind were
“Cool down so that you can think of the best solution logically instead of emotionally”
“Do not be a victim and start to blame others. Not only won’t it solve the problem but also.”
“Focus on what you can learn from the situation instead of what you have lost”
The injection of these positive thoughts not only helps me to solve the problem calmly but I also enjoy the whole process of fixing the mess and feel less worry about it.
At that moment, I begin to see the usefulness of the knowledge I gain from personal development seminars and coaching programs. IT really helps.
If this happens to me 10 years ago, I’ll go crazy and begin to point fingers and blame everybody around me (yeah, be a great victim), stressed out, spoils my relationships between me and all the people around me and all other “standard procedures”.
The lessons learned
The lesson I learned from it is
Always remember to backup data.
When your mind is calm, things always go smoothly and solution flows in easily.
When you feel good about it, you’ll attract good solution and people to you. It’s the Law of Attraction, remember?
What about you? How you overcome such situation in your life? Please share with me your method on how you overcome your problem and if you are a technical person, I appreciate it if you can share some security tips with me. Thank you.