November 17, 2003
Blogroll hacked

I've just noticed that someone has hacked my blogroll. I actually have two accounts at, and both of them - what you normally see on my index page, and what you see on my Full Blogroll page - have been entirely replaced by links to some other blog, one link for each entry in my blogroll. I'm not sure how or why this happened, but I'm taking both down until I can figure it out. Which is damned annoying and inconvenient to me, but there's not much I can do about it right now.

Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have any info about this? There was no news at the Blogrolling home page. Thanks.

UPDATE: Blogrolling's new page now has an update, which wasn't there when I first looked, that explains that they had been hacked. They've restored from a backup, so everything is fine now. Thanks to Mike and Pete for the info.

UPDATE: It wasn't a hack, it was a one in a million bug and some bad luck for a couple of innocent bloggers. Thanks to Kyle for the tip.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 17, 2003 to Administrivia | TrackBack

Looks like the same thing happened at earlier this morning, but now they have it fixed back.

Posted by: Mike Thomas on November 17, 2003 10:34 AM itself was hacked. Updates at

Not sure if mine's working again yet.

Posted by: Pete on November 17, 2003 10:45 AM

Thanks, guys. I had checked the News link at Blogrolling when I found out about this, but that was apparently before the update was posted. I think I can restore my blogroll links now.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on November 17, 2003 10:56 AM

Apparently it wasn't hacked, but it was somehow an accident:

Posted by: Kyle on November 18, 2003 4:56 PM