Contrary to commentary, we were hacked.
Sometime between 7pm and 10pm on May 17th the site was brought down. During the night a new site was created in the event that we were unable to restore the original while a handful of people tried to determine what happened. At the time our gmail was still working and we generally backup our material regularly.
Sometime between 6am and 9am on May 18th our gmail accounts were hacked. We know for certain that the hackers used a Mac computer with a Firefox Browser from locations in Briarcliff Manor, New York City and Rockland County; and a Windows based computer on Explorer in White Plains and Spring Valley, New York. We have restored all but one of the accounts used to build the network.
We recommend to all of our colleagues, friends, fellow bloggers and contributors that you make certain to have backups of your material and that you change your passwords and check you security regularly.
We thank those of you who cared enough to check in and ask questions. We thank the bloggers who posted. We also thank the newspaper editors, WP technicians and law enforcement for their assistance.
Update- 5/18/16 2 p.m. (EST): The Lost Messiah site is back up. The original title of the post has been corrected.
One of the sites that attempted to fill the gap by the takeover of Failed Messiah was Lost Messiah. Sometime last night or this morning visitors to the site encountered a screen which said, “lostmessiahdotcom.wordpress.com is no longer available. The authors have deleted this site.”
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