My site was hacked. Apparently I was running a vulnerable php script and it allowed my site to be compromised. The offensive script has been removed, but sheesh! I didn’t even know it.
For a while I was freaking out, thinking I might have lost all my posts from the past 5 years. That would have been very disappointing. So I hope to make a better effort to back up my site and all databases on a regular basis from now on. In case something crazy like this happens again, I will at least have a copy of all my posts. The rest of the site isn’t really that critical. I can throw together a new layout. But I like looking back into the archives and reading about what was going on back in the day.
So, the thing to remember is, always back up. I was lucky and the junk was cleaned out and nothing was lost. But it could have been devastating.