Guilford County Chairman blog hacked taken over by spammer [update 1]

Looks like Marcus Kindley’s blog got hacked (as of this posting). Wonder if it was a bad password, or an exploit of Blogger? In any case, it’s interesting that this happens after Marcus announces the run for the state seat. It also looks like it’s a spam site, which makes it all the more strange since that would mean that it’s not a defacing agenda but a spammer that launched the attack with probably a botnet.
Hopefully he gets his site back up since while many of the local views differ, he does provide insight to local Republican Party workings.
[UPDATE 5:23PM]: Looks like people are correcting the situation as a taking over by a spammer after Marcus deleted his blog. Interesting.

  • Sue

    I think he deleted it. The redirect is gone now. Only speculating, but I’m pretty sure it’s related to his running for statewide office.

  • Sue

    I think he deleted it. The redirect is gone now. Only speculating, but I’m pretty sure it’s related to his running for statewide office.

  • That’s a mighty definitive headline for an uncertain situation, isn’t it?

  • That’s a mighty definitive headline for an uncertain situation, isn’t it?

  • Definitely too definitive. Beth’s explanation sounded like the most plausible: He deleted it, and a spammer took his old blog name to get his traffic. Not the same thing as being hacked. According to Roch, last night his url gave the usual response you would see when a blog is deleted, and the redirect only appeared later. Sue, I’m still seeing the redirect when I go there.

  • Definitely too definitive. Beth’s explanation sounded like the most plausible: He deleted it, and a spammer took his old blog name to get his traffic. Not the same thing as being hacked. According to Roch, last night his url gave the usual response you would see when a blog is deleted, and the redirect only appeared later. Sue, I’m still seeing the redirect when I go there.