How the Scobleizer Ruined My Weekend But Saved My Blog (For Now)

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 6, 2009 in Tech

Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble was in a perfect storm: He’s one of the most high profile tech bloggers who is using WordPress which is pretty much the most popular blogging platform right now. And what Robert recently discovered was the combo of these two pinnacles of popularity made him a target for hackers who infected his website, and destroyed some his content in the process. Sadly the first two things that Scoble didn’t pay attention to are common in the blogging world: He was using a previous install of WordPress (2.7x) and hadn’t backed up his blog. Now notice that I didn’t use the phrase “what Robert did wrong” because the fact of the matter was that I was guilty of the very same behavior, and I suspect many other bloggers are too. Read more…



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