Bad Sino day

Sinosplice hacked and unavailable. [Update: fixed]

Sinocidal blocked in China. [Update: Still blocked]

What next?

Update: Well, the answer didn’t take too long to materialize. Another of my favorite sites hacked. [Update: I removed the hyperlink because a commenter said when she clicked it a virsu tried to infect her computer. It’s UPDATE: fixed] Shit, what’s going on?

The Discussion: 17 Comments

OWCH! Don’t click on ..I did and got a virus! My AV software caught it but it was a bit of a shock! Post warning, please.

Was that what you meant by “hacked?” I wonder what the offense was for the blocked sites.


June 7, 2007 @ 11:42 pm | Comment

Yeah, I clicked and firefox disintegrated.

June 7, 2007 @ 11:46 pm | Comment

Strange, I clicked and just saw a wall of spam links for xanax and other drugs, but firefox was fine. Maybe my free Computer Associates virus software saved me.

Thanks for the warning, guys – as you can see, I removed the link.

June 8, 2007 @ 12:45 am | Comment

DreamHost got hacked, which affected a number of the sites hosted with them. I was one of the unlucky few. I’ll try to get the site back to normal soon, but I don’t have time these days.

Thanks for caring!

June 8, 2007 @ 12:45 am | Comment

Thanks for the explanation, John. Bokane must be on the same host. Any others?

June 8, 2007 @ 12:54 am | Comment

BBC: Censorship ‘changes face of net’

June 8, 2007 @ 1:11 am | Comment

…chinese internet polices infiltrating the internet??

June 8, 2007 @ 1:31 am | Comment

…chinese internet polices infiltrating the internet??

June 8, 2007 @ 1:33 am | Comment

Nah. If so, they would have shut down this site way before the antiseptically squeaky-clean Sinosplice (which I love and have linked to for years).

June 8, 2007 @ 1:40 am | Comment

Thanks very much for the two sites Richard~~

June 8, 2007 @ 4:47 am | Comment

Sinosplice and Bokane are now fixed. They’re both great sites; glad they survived.

June 8, 2007 @ 10:05 am | Comment

Hey – no scary Great Firewall involvement here, at least not that I can tell. As John mentioned, Dreamhost got hacked and some asshole somewhere replaced the ‘index.php’ front pages of sites with their own malicious code that contained an <iframe> linking to spam or viruses. (Sorry about that, Ellen — wasn’t me, I promise!)

The fix was easy enough — I just replaced the doctored index.php with a clean version and changed all my passwords. Intensely annoying, nonetheless.

June 8, 2007 @ 11:14 am | Comment

Besides the hacking, there’s a couple developments with our good friend the Great Firewall. Flickr photo hosting has been down in China for the last two days. Yahoo! hasn’t released an official statement on it yet, just posted a few notes on the Flickr forums.

In addition, Blogspot is down for me now, but I’m on an educational network at the moment, so there might be special restrictions. Anyone else having problems with Blogspot?

June 8, 2007 @ 1:28 pm | Comment

Next, it has been blogspot. nothing new though!

June 8, 2007 @ 2:12 pm | Comment

Blogspot’s been down for about three weeks now. Usually it comes back up eventually. I think they just like scouring the whole network for all the bad sites and blocking them individually, and then when they’re done with that they unblock the network.

June 8, 2007 @ 7:36 pm | Comment

It seems like more severe than last years VIIV crackdown.
In either event, I have it on good authority that sinocidal will be back online shortly.

Thanks Richard!

June 8, 2007 @ 8:05 pm | Comment

My blog got blocked, and then shortly after anyone hosted on my host was blocked (even on different IPs). Now my site has been hacked, they actually poisoned the DNS servers outside of China which filtered down to everyone accross the internet. Hackers came from a Chinese IP in Shandong province.

Seems that the government is getting control of not only Chinese internet but the whole world… great.

I wonder how long it will be till this great site is blocked and hacked too.

June 12, 2007 @ 4:23 pm | Comment

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