Special news from the french SEO Sphere Forum ! Public announcement from Fred (« Le Portail du Web »’s editor) !
« Well it finally happened. The Big One ! Our seocontest2008’s website escaped a massive hacking attack. As far as we know, it was a coordinated hacking attempted to destroy our ranking in Google.
This attack was mounted by several different hacker groups. It was a coordinated, funded attack. It was coordinated and probably funded by one of the participant of the contest. And, as we know, these guys are also closely tied to what’s left of globalwarmingawarness2007 splintered sites. How many people were behind the attack, we don’t know. Most importantly, we have no idea what they intend to actually *do*, but we think they tried to blacklist our site and get us out of the seocontest2008 contest. We think this SEO contest is taking a completely unprecedented step. We just cannot go on this way, it was just a friendly contest ! Now we consider it as a war. We think we know who the hacker is, even if he is denying any connection with the attack. What we can say, is that all the SEO Sphere Forum’s members are currently coordinating efforts to identify the responsables of this massive attack against our seocontest2008 website. The attack slows but fails to bring down our seocontest2008. We are still in the competition, and we want to win. »