Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Interesting phenomenon. I set up a website for my new editorial services conglomerate (Indie-Scribable) back in February, and no sooner does the thing go live than I begin receiving a bejillion phishing emails every day. Actually, they’re probably malware delivery devices, but I’d never click on the links (I hope you wouldn’t either!). They almost all say they have some money for me, and all I have to do is claim it.
Hey, free money!
I registered the domain name with Go Daddy and developed the website through Weebly. Thanks to Weebly’s tracking data, I can see that a lot of the referring sites are from places like Russia, where I can just imagine hackers dressed like Two Wild And Crazy Guys bent over their laptops and waiting for the “stoopit capitaleest peegs” to fall for their scams.
Just wondering, if you’ve registered a domain name or if you host your blog through a provider outside of WordPress, have you experienced an increase in phishing and malware attacks?
The irony — if publishing a website is like a neon sign saying, “Come n’ get me!”