To all those who suffered problems recently with Sparrow Chat: the server files have been deleted and replaced with new files – virus free. This should prevent any further problems. Also, certain security additions have been put in place at the server end. Hopefully, this will prevent further infections. However, we’re all aware there are individuals out there who take malign pleasure in hacking into websites.
The particular malignant code causing the problem originated from some sad, lonely, individual in Suqian, China – at least, that’s where the ISP address is registered, 188.8.131.52, if anyone cares to take a look, though it’s just a blank page with the statement “This site is under construction”.
“Under Destruction” would, perhaps, have been more apt. Of course, odds are the ISP address was hijacked by a hacker from anywhere in the world. Possibly, even from here in central Illinois.
Sadly, the human race is tainted with a plethora of sick individuals – as the contents of blogs and news media so frequently recount, so please let us know of any further problems as they occur.
Filed under: Tainted Chinese exports