Monday, July 25, 2016

My Blog Is Being Hacked

In the past I had some suspicion but now it is obvious: My blog is being hacked. Luckily it is only a minor offence but the permanent attack from the Internet is still annoying. If you look at the picture below you will notice from the intense green color that I have a high frequency of visits of my blog from Russia. Fact is, the visitors produced more than 300 visits to my site on July 19, with the same frequency (70) for a couple of my recent blogs.

The total number of the visits from Russia was 1935 last week and is still counting high. I am not excluding that those buggers (sorry) have activated a bot. In Wikipedia we read: An Internet bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.

That is not all. In visiting some of my all-time "bestsellers" frequently they catapult this "old stuff" into the weekly and monthly ranking of my present blogs falsifying my personal statistics completely. What is their interest in all this? Don't those Russian visitors have no other job?

As an immediate measure I have reset some of those abused "historic" blogs to the draft status. Furthermore I will no longer display the list of my all-time-high blogs. Finally, I shall again "Complain to Blogger" already knowing that there will be no response. I am sorry for all the inconvenience this will cause to my faithful readers but I hate being manipulated.

PS: So far Google's Blogger has not offered any remedy (e.g. banning all access to my blog from Russian territory) so I shall suppress all statistical information being completely wrong from my site.

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