Friday I experienced a hacker attack using something called Cross Site Scripting (XSS). It "stole" my visitors - visitors trying to view my blog ended up on a foreign page.
After a number of Google searches I learned that it was most likely one of the recent comments that carried the XSS. Since there weren't many comments on my latest post it was easy just to delete the suspected. It worked immediately!
So, I apologize for any inconvenience and hope this can be helpful to other bloggers being attacked this way.
Many bloggers use all sorts of protection against this like word verification. I don't like that idea. The comments are the reason why we have blogs.
With the Internet and with our blogs we now have the opportunity to communicate freely across time and space, with people all over the world. I consider that the greatest invention in my lifetime! Having a conversation with people at the other end of the world, who are sleeping when you're awake, on topics you both have in common in spite of different living conditions, is a great gift. When that possibility becomes available to the majority it's a miracle in my opinion. It changes our lives locally and globally.
Therefore I like to keep limitations low - after all this attack is like the sting of a bee. It hurts a bit but doesn't change the big picture.