I’ve just sent an email to my webhost, HostEurope/Pipex, to ask if they can shed any light on how/why my website got hacked. This morning I received this email, written at 19:42 last night:
Check this address – some one has invaded your site
and sure enough, my website front page had been replaced with a two word plain text file that read “F*ck .uk” (but with no asterisk).
I’ve now replaced the offending/offensive page with my original page and will await to see if Pipex can shed any light on how or why it was hacked, and what I (or they) can do to prevent this in the future.