Who is (still) trying to hack into my website?
While I was experiencing email problems yesterday morning he [web-site host?] had a call from the data centre who look after his server.
They informed him that one website (mine) was being “bombarded” and that they would have to suspend it or it would bring down all 733 websites.
Apparently the attacker was simulating thousands of hits to my website in order to take it offline. It worked. For a while.
My email and website were down until yesterday evening when both were restored.
The hacker used what is called a ‘virtual private network’ which means that the IP address is untraceable.
I never get spam on my website, but I had a spam comment (IP address California) on latest controversial blog demanding answers from Mr Jupp. [See below – Owl]
This came through last night when my website was restored.
But the hacker(s) have not given up. They have been at work this morning repeatedly attempting to gain access via my username and password.
My website host tells me that he has had a server for 15 years. It has been hacked just four times and two of those have been attempts on my website – the last one in the run up to the 2019 election.
Heavy duty security has now been installed.
Is this the worst week ever of the Conservative government’s rule? Our MP should explain himself
In the blizzard of appalling decisions voted through this week by Conservative MPs, it’s hard to know which was worse.
The Tories’ approach appears to be parcel it up for one or two days, presumably in order to bamboozle the media and make the rest of us feel as though it is hopeless to oppose, keep up to date with, or get chance to ask our Conservative MPs to oppose the next atrocity they’re about to commit.
Our MPs are there to act on our behalf and represent our views. I cannot imagine for a second that the residents of East Devon would support these decisions/actions.
I have written to Mr Jupp asking for an explanation.
– Voting down an amendment which could prevent the UK doing post Brexit trade deals with countries that commit genocide and other human rights abuses
– Voting down protective post Brexit trade deal amendments to ensure our NHS remains free at the point of delivery, protections on selling patient data and the ability to control drug prices (see Independent article below).
– Voting down a motion to extend the £20 a week Universal Credit increase, which is supposed to help prevent destitution and hunger
– Voting down clauses that ensure parliament gets to scrutinise the detail of post Brexit trade deals
– Voting down an amendment which would prevent the government from lowering our animal welfare/food standards in a post Brexit deal
– Voting through new boundary rules that favour the conservatives, alongside per party election expenditure of £33m
– In the news there is the threat of a bonfire of workers rights, post Brexit
– And this is all during the week that the covid death toll has reached the worst in the world.
– And in Brexit news the fishing industry looks as though it is about to go off a cliff, musicians
PS. Also revealed, the new BBC Chairman, Richard Sharp, a former of boss of the Chancellor, has donated over £400,000 to the Conservative Party.
PPS. And the new Chair of the College of Policing, Nick Herbert, a Tory Peer, turns out to be a former Countryside Alliance Chair.
Have I missed anything? Please do add anything I have overlooked…