We are BACK!

Hello all,

Dan here, as if Barbara has any luck at all, she’s asleep by now.

Sorry about the delay.  I’ll let Barbara fill you in on the details as she sees fit tomorrow, but just to let you know where we went for a few days there…

We got hacked.

Someone had inserted some nasty code into the site and was using our server space and our bandwidth for a phishing scam.

Barbara and I became aware of this on June 9th, and shortly thereafterward, Dreamhost took our domain offline.

We’re back up and running now, and I’m pretty sure I’ve got all the bugs out of the system, (though I am going to be a little more vigilant over the next few days.)

I am pleased to say that I know WHEN the compromise took place, and the time between the phishing scam going live and being shut down was only a matter of hours.  

Other commitments prevented me from fixing the problem and bringing us back online until today. I apologise for the inconvenience.

I am forwarding the material I have collected to the security firm that informed us of the breech so they can track down the culprits.

We return you now to your regularly scheduled Culinary Goddess, who had a post that she was all excited to share before this mess occured.

I’m going to bed…. ;-)

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  1. Dan – you are the hero of blogsphere! Besides thanks – this should be worth several cheesecakes and other goodies Barbara can cook up. Thanks.

    Comment by Maureen — June 14, 2011 #

  2. Cheesecakes and steak and all kinds of goodies, indeed! Thank you again, Dan!

    Comment by Barbara — June 14, 2011 #

  3. Thanks for letting us know, Dan.

    Comment by Grace — June 14, 2011 #

  4. Wow! I am relieved-I was so bummed that I couldn’t bring up your website. Cheers! and thanks!!!!

    Comment by Peggy — June 14, 2011 #

  5. Sooo glad you are all back up. I was so desperate for some recipes that I needed for dinner that I used the wayback machine to try to pull them up. The whole family here missed you.

    Comment by Naomi — June 14, 2011 #

  6. Yeah, apparently, Karl and Tessa, my in-laws were desperately trying to get my site as well, because they wanted to do the beet recipes I recently posted among some other stuff and were confused when they couldn’t get it. I’d posted about it on Facebook, but they missed that status update.

    I’m glad to be back in the saddle. I had recipes piling up that I wanted to post, all to no avail.

    Comment by Barbara — June 14, 2011 #

  7. I am so glad that this was a temporary – if awful – problem. Congratulations to Dan who got it fixed and curses on the evil hackers who should not only fry in hell but be forced to eat moldy junk food for the rest of their lives.

    Comment by Nancy — June 17, 2011 #

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