What a day! Woke up to discover that ALL my websites had been blocked by my server HostGator – I was told they had been using too much CPU over an extended period of time. Say what?? I’d been having some problems with one site, which was linking to a page in Japanese when some people tried to access it, but I thought that had been sorted out.
Anyhow, with the help of my friend David, we worked out that the sites had been hacked, and David was able to get into the CPanel and remove the unwanted files, re-verified all my sites with Google (the hackers had changed the ownership to THEM!) and changed the passwords. I would have been totally lost without him. Phew! So now I have to get the site brought up to date in terms of plug-ins and php, then look at getting additional security – wish me luck!