So anyway, I finished up a quick website a couple weeks ago on a Friday and stuck it up for the world to see, and promptly went on short weekend vacation to Pennsylvania--one of those quick trips just to get out of the city.
Sunday night, I got home, jumped on the computer at the first chance I had to check email and to see if there had been any traffic at all to my new site--keep in mind that I hadn't bothered submitting it to any search engines or other advertising.
To my surprise my newest baby was gone (along with everything else I had stored in the hosting account). Replaced by a big ol' ugly portrait or picture of a WoW zombie or something and a short message. No biggie though, I had my account restored in short order and my backups uploaded (after tightening up the php,
A little log perusing and a little research showed that the offending hackers came from Turkey...a post on a hugely busy Turkish hacking forum (cyber-security.org if you're interested) was pointed directly at what was my site, unfortunately I can't read Turkish so I don't know what it said. Probably the Turkish equivalent of "pwnd" or some such.
Anyway, what I find interesting is the fact that they found my site so quickly. While the content might be considered politically incendiary or even illegal in some places, I just can't imagine that an attack twelve hours or less from a site's inception is commonplace even amongst incendiary sites. Anyone know how this might be possible?