The past few days my blog has been 'locked' by Blogger and no one has been able to view it. I have found out that recently, there have been a flood of blogs that have been attacked by someone trying to insert a malicious code or third party link. I believe my vulnerable spot was in my Archives page which was right under my Header. I have since removed it along without anything else that uses an HTML code in a "Gadget" that could possibly be altered by a third party. If you are also a blogger, please check your Gadgets frequently to make sure there have been no alterations. If so, remove it immediately.
I am saddened that anyone would go to such lengths, but given what has happened to Target and also Neiman Marcus in the past couple of months with their customer data being breached, it certainly doesn't come as a surprise.
I am also sad that the notice given to visitors is that I was in violation of the Blogger "Terms of Service Policy". The reality is I was not the violator but the violated.
My apologies to you for any inconvenience and thank you to all of you who emailed me expressing concern about what had happened. I am truly thankful for all the followers of my blog!
My thanks to Blogger for bringing my blog back online within six days. If know for some, it has taken a lot longer.