Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Website attack

My students have been reading Lauren Mclaughlin's novel Cycler, and they were starting to see her answers on a post she created especially for their questions when last night her website was evidently attacked by malware. Google is now blocking it.

Why does this happen? Is it like what Iago says in Othello: "Demand me nothing. What you know, you know"? Just maliciousness for its own sake?

4 comments:

Harriet said...

Is she on blogger/blogspot? Because this has been happening a lot over there lately.

Lauren said...

Thanks for posting this. My blog is written with WordPress software and hosted by Lunar Pages. Not being a true geek, I'm unprepared to fix the problem. But someone's coming Thursday to do that for me.

Karen said...

It might be more along the lines of why someone would climb Everest--because it's there. Websites are fairly impersonal targets (yes, I know, not to the person whose blog it is) that might make a satisfying test of programming or hacking abilities. I'm neither a programmer nor a hacker, so I'm not sure.

thelass said...

People are malicious because they can be - and because they are cowards. I think that applies to both my recent real-life situation and your friend's website. Ugh.