My web hosting company recently notified me that my WordPress sites had been hacked with malware and that my account had been suspended because I had violated the terms of service.
After nearly 20 years of hosting a personal website, I had never experienced this problem. In fact, I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to hack my personal sites. I’m not a public figure. I rarely posted anything controversial. The sites were used primarily for teaching purposes.
But, it happened. And, it happened to me.
After reviewing the list of all the files that had been corrupted with malware and considering my options to correct the situation, I decided it wasn’t worth the thousands of dollars to pay to have the files cleaned up. So, I deleted them. Oblierated. Demolished.
With a clean slate, I embark upon this rebuild.