Welcome to my personal website. Here you will find the occasional blog postings expressing my opinion on matters as I see fit, some athiest content and data that I collect on intruders attempting to break in to this computer.
I started collecting the intrusion data as far back as 2009. At that time I was just curious about how many people were actually trying to break into computers. I did not think I had anything of interest on the computer that they would want but what I did have was an IP address. That is kind of like a phone number attached to your smartphone. And just like a smart phone, stealing someone else's lets you listen to all their calls, go through their voicemail and impersonate them when making calls to others.
Have they been successful? So far no.
Since I collect all this data I also make use of it by automatically generating Daily Intrusion Reports, visual Country Maps showing the attack origins, and various block lists for other people to use to ban these would-be cyber hackers.
So enjoy whatever you find here that piques your interest. I caution against attempting to abuse the site though as it will only lead to your IP address being banned.
This site is also a Jekyll static site, so don't even bother with all the script-kiddie Wordpress attacks, you are wasting your time.
.. and the UK takes up the slack
The other day I reported on the increase in attacks originating from Vietnam. Since that day the number of attacks has dropped. But alas the number of attacks that have dropped originating from Vietnam have just appeared to have moved to the UK. The UK, not normally a hotbed of hacker attacks, appears to have picked up the slack left by the waning Vietnamese hackers. Good job UK! Nice to see you represent!
What is up with the all the cyber attacks Vietnam?
It was a year ago that Reuters reported an increase in cyberattacks by groups in China targetting official and corporate sites in Vietnam. “Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China opposed all forms of illegal internet activities or stealing of secrets and also opposed any accusations from any side against any country on the issue without cast-iron proof. Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said cyber attacks should be severely punished in accordance with the law and that it was important for countries to secure their networks. Vietnam denies allowing cyber espionage although it has also been accused by FireEye of carrying out attacks.” Strong words from government spokeswomen specially if your country has been the brunt of cyber espionage. So why is it then that over the past few months attempted breakins to my site originating from Vietnam have skyrocketed? Tell me that, Ms Foreign Ministry spoeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang. Why is Vietnam attacking me and shouldn’t the attackers, according to your own words, be “severely punished in accordance with the law”?
I No Longer Get Robocalls
I no longer get robocalls. Although it might seem ludicrous to make such a statement, it is none-the-less true. Blissful silence is now mine to enjoy. No more scams pretending to be PG&E. No more timeshare sales. No more surveys. No more random hangups at all hours. Nothing. Nada. All gone. And good riddance to them all.