Life in the Wild West

Economic Principals is suffering the ill-effects of a serious hack. Visitors to  have not been affected in any way except, perhaps, by having earlier noticed the addition of a Spanish language advertisement for soccer shirts to the site’s footer. The archive was not damaged.

Instead EP’s host server was compromised by the installation of a number of “backdoors,” malware designed to permit the machine to be bent to nefarious tasks: spam generation, distributed denial of service attacks, traffic boosting schemes, and so on.

Working on the Web is not for the faint of heart! The site is still imperfectly repaired. Rather than post new work, EP will return next week.

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