Editor’s intro: I was sad to learn on Sunday that my “big brother blog” BikeBlogNYC run by my good friend Mike Green had been hacked along with several other wordpress sites being run on Dreamhost. Mike, via BikeBlogNYC has been a bullhorn for the NYC cycling community in all it’s forms; from activisim, renegade parties, riding, reporting and helping serve as a center point for social media networks forming to recover stolen bikes in NYC. 

I like to reach out to the online biking community when my bikes get stolen so I thought I’d reach out when my blog got stolen.

My name is Michael Green and I write about urban bike culture at: www.bikeblognyc.com.
 For eight years I’ve been reporting on bike culture in NYC and beyond.
 I’m trying to be a resource site, listing events, critical mass sites, a record of police harassment and maintain a record of stolen bikes.
On Sunday, (9/23/12) my site was hacked by: www.TurkishAjan.com
Specifically by this person on twitter:
 @Ren4s1
I had an exchange with them and they said:
“@Ren4s1: @bikeblognyc We want to start a cyber attack. And You have been a victim on this game.”
I run my site with WordPress and have to admit, I’m much more knowledge about biking then about how the blog actually works.
 This is my own fault and I’ve been meaning to get a better grip on things.
 I was wondering how much of this has to do with the host. I didn’t find dreamhost to have the best response to this problem. They haven’t really followed up with me to see how things are going. My webmaster is on the case but has had some difficulty getting the site back up.
Do you have other web hosts you really like?
Suggestions on how to avoid this in the future?
Thanks
Michael Green
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