I learned a valuable lesson.
That my laissez faire attitude regarding web site security was not smart.
My web page got hacked. Fortunately, the only symptom (as far as I could tell) was that the page looked like someone erased a large portion of it.
In truth, what had happened, is that some unscrupulous company decided that it would be a wise and useful marketing ploy to inject their links into some vulnerable code on my web site, and then let the magic of php and css do the rest. They thought it would put a banner on the top of my page announcing their amazing product, and providing a direct link.
I don’t think either of my readers saw it, nor would they have followed the link if they had.
More to the point, I don’t believe the traffic I get would have increased their bottom line even one iota.
So… no gain.
Except that I learned that I can’t be so lax. I changed my password, deleted some old plugins and have taken a more serious approach to security.
Beware, you black hats! The door has been fortified.