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Pam’s House Blend, Other Blogs Hacked

Jim Burroway

January 7th, 2009

SoapBlox, the online service which hosts Pam Spaulding’s blog as well as several other web sites, has been hacked and taken offline. The content of SoapBlox’s home page early this morning contained the graphic you see above (click to see the entire home page). The hacking was so severe that SoapBlox later put up a post which amounts to a going out of business announcement:

It was a good ride, but it’s over.
Thanks for all the fish.

All these hackers messing with our stuff, and we here at SoapBlox have no clue what to do. We don’t have enough knowledge, time, money, or care to fix it.

So I hope the Hackers are happy.

If you want the data from your blog, we will get it. But we are not going to try and restore anything.

Consider this the “We’re Out of Business” post.

Most of the servers have been taken off line because they were being used to hack and exploit other websites. The hackers install this crap on servers after they get in. SoapBlox’s ISP then takes the servers off line.

We do not know when they will come back online.

We do not know if they will come back online.

No word yet on when Pam Spaulding’s web site will be back online. Hope it’s soon. We miss her already.

Update: Pam is back — for now.



January 7th, 2009 | LINK

We don’t have enough knowledge, time, money, or care to fix it.

With that kind of attitude, I’d recommend Mrs. Spaulding find another blog host even if SoapBlox does come back online – especially since she’s up for the Best LGBT Blog award at the 2008 Weblog Awards: PHB has dropped from joint-second to fourth in the last 24 hours.

January 7th, 2009 | LINK

Pam’s is back! This morning I was wondering what happened to it though.

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