Brian Madigan, LL.B., Toronto Realtor, Active Rain Blogger and source of great information about Ontario Laws and how they pertain to Real Estate, posted this blog informing us that his blog had been hijacked. I, for one, was not even aware that this was possible! Heed his warning and ensure that this never happens to you! I have disabled comments to me, If you want to leave Brian a comment, click on the link to his post and please do so!
My Blog was Hijacked
Brian Madigan LL.B.
With a little bit of investigation it turns out that my blog hosted on Blogger (owned by Google) was hijacked.
I suppose it seemed innocent enough. The culprit took my entire blog including the hyperlink to my website and posted it. The problem was that this was a "link farm" and eventually Google blocked my blog.
Mine has now been gone for 6 months.
They went to my original article and changed it so that it contained hyperlinks to other sites that they were pushing.
So, you have to be vigilant about your work. Don't let anybody have it. I'm really not sure what type of protection is out there.
The site jomax.net is hosted by GoDaddy. Hopefully, they will do something.
Naturally, I never heard of these people, they never sought permission, they simply stole the content, used it for their own purposes, until my blog was removed by Google.
Now, they are on to prey on someone else.
Just make sure it's not you.
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage