Lefty hacked!

Not content with continually revealing his true identity to the world,  one of his seemingly numerous enemies  has now gone and stolen Anonymous Lefty’s blogs!!  

I hope for his sake  Lefty backed up the contents regularly.   I also hope Blogspot proprietors Google take the matter seriously.   You would think it should be fairly straightforward to track down the perpetrator if they were so minded.  

Anyway, apparently Lefty is temporarily blogging in a manger pending retaking possession of his rightful sub-domain.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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vee
vee
14 years ago

Bastards!!

Better make a current backup before it happens to us.

Factory
Factory
14 years ago

The internet archive has one copy of the site from Feb 2006, so all is not lost.
http://web.archive.org/web/20060202041642/http://anonymouslefty.blogspot.com/

But as vee said, all computer data should be backed up if it is of any importance, and preferably to multiple copies.

MrLefty
14 years ago

Thanks Ken.

I do have a “backup” of my posts as in I’ve saved the monthly archive pages as html up to November. But the text comes through as a mess and it’d be a hell of an effort to reload each of them individually so the archives are still there. And the URLs would be different, of course.

Basically, unless Blogspot can resurrect the site at the time it was deleted, it’ll be a huge mess. That is, presumably, one reason why the thief is busy filling the site with drivel at the moment so that there’s even less chance of blogspot being able to salvage the deleted content.

This whole thing is a nightmare. And if Blogspot’s response is the expected “hey, not our problem”, I think I’ll be taking it further. I want to find the bastard who’s done it.

Laborite
Laborite
14 years ago

MrLeft, the attacker’s IP that you mention at Miss Politics resolves to an ISP in Anjou, Canada. So the attack is probably being mounted from somewhere in the south east of Canada. That could be someone on holiday or someone who’s been transferred.

MrLefty
14 years ago

Apparently it’s through an anonymous IP service, so I don’t what the next step is. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, I’ve restarted AL at anonymousleftyinexile.blogspot.com and BW at boltwatchinexile.blogspot.com.

Please update your links.

vee
vee
14 years ago

Find out who hosts the anonymous IP service, being a lawyer I’m sure you know you can subpoena ISP records, etc, to determine whom the perpetrator may be.

Maybe you need sufficient evidence to do so, I don’t know but I do know it can be done.

MrLefty
14 years ago

Blogs regained – both AnonymousLefty and at BoltWatch. All archives restored.

Hurrah! (Please update your links, again…)