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Blogging Break for Luxury Haven Lifestyle Blog

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For those who are following me in Facebook, you would’ve probably seen my updates on the recent incident where Luxury Haven's site was compromised.

Long story cut short, I had engaged a professional from UK last week to revamp my blog design. As a common practice in the market, I had also given my blog access to her and made her Admin to work on my blog template.

Little did I expect that she would remove me as Admin, & took over my blog completely instead and blackmailed me. Reports have been made to the relevant authorities. Thank goodness I was able to get my 10-year-old baby back after working round the clock for 2 days, and now Luxury Haven is up and running again! Did you notice that I have changed my blog header image to a simpler design?

It is truly a dreadful experience that I wish no other bloggers will have to go through. Besides reporting the case, hunting for solutions and trying to getting help, I also had to inform my advertisers and sponsors for my pending products review. It was a total nightmare!

I consider myself a rather careful person, using 2FAs ( two-factor authentication ) for security and even changing from Http:// to Https:// for a more secure site. Despite these measures, my blog was hacked last year.

For now, I will be taking a hiatus from blogging but will still stay active in Facebook and Instagram before deciding what to do next. Fortunately, I am blessed with many generous and understanding sponsors, as well as extremely supportive followers who have with me since the start of my blogger career 10 years ago.

I thank each and every one of you for being such a kind soul. During this period, you may like to catch up on the posts you may have missed:

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45 comments:

  1. You have full control over your blog now right? Keep us posted. Come back to blogging soon.

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    1. Yes, dear. Thanks for your concern, Subha! Stay in touch! xoxo

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  2. Oh dear, what sort of "professional from UK" blackmails customers. Really terrible. Good that you got back control now. Enjoy your well deserved rest from blogging.

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    1. Thanks, dear! I really need a good break. xoxo

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  3. What a terrible experience! This person violated your trust. I am glad all is well now.

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    1. I’m so relieved the nightmare is over! xoxo

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  4. I was SO glad to see a new post from you. What a nightmare! I am so relieved. P.S. LOVE the new logo!! xo

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    1. Thanks for the long distance love, Liz! We’ve come a long way together! xoxo

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  5. Good to know that you got back your blog. What a nightmare. Hope you will be back soon after a break.

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  6. Why there are people like that? Good thing you have a control now on this blog!

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  7. OMG WOW. Was the hacking of your blog a separate incident from the "designer" taking over your account? That is really nuts. I am sure have heard about the Pipdig controversy. I had just switched to one of their templates when I found out about it. They are currently being investigated by the British government. They too were a British based company.

    I hope you return to blogging and do not get too discouraged.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Allien! I haven’t heard of the Pipdig incident, but googled after reading your comments here. It’s just pathetic that these companies are exploiting innocent users like us. Nothing seems to be safe these days ....

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  8. What a nightmare. I hope you have a great blogging break.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  9. Oh my goodness. What a horrible experience. Please name and shame the culprit.

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    1. There’s no point shaming the unscrupulous guy as I’m quite sure these people are using fake accounts. Pathetic, isn’t it, Monica? Sigh!

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    2. Really sad that there are people who operate this way.

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  10. I'm sorry to hear you had to go trough this terrible experience. I'm glad you managed to get your blog back. It is terrible how this person violated your trust. Blogging takes so much work and to think there are so many people who want to exploit bloggers...we really can't be too careful. Enjoy your break and get some rest! I'm sure this terrible experience was very stressful.

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    1. Thanks, sweetie! We’ve been through so much putting our love into our blog. Wish they could just leave us alone to blog in peace. xoxo

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  11. Oh that's awful. I'm sorry you had to deal with that but I can understand why an incident like this would make you want to take a break. We'll be here when you decide to come back.

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    1. Thanks so much for your love all these years, Rowena! xoxo

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  12. That's actually pretty terrifying to think that one second you can have this blog empire and the next everything can be gone. I'm so glad that you were able to get it back, but it sounds like an awful experience. I'm really sorry that you had to go through that.

    Have a great weekend :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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    1. Yes, it was indeed a scary experience & I don't ever want to go through the nightmare again. Thanks, sweetie! xoxo

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  13. Cant believe such things happen. Sorry for your experience.

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  14. I am sorry to hear bad news from you...
    Hope, everything goes well now.

    May God bless you and yours....

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  15. What a horrible situation you have to experience. My best wishes for you

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  16. I hope you have control on your blog now

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    1. Yes, I've control over my blog now. Thanks, dear! xoxo

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  17. Oh no, that is a really horrible experience, but I'm glad that you're in control of it now.

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  20. And, I feel sorry for what the web developer did to you. Hope things are fine now.

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  22. May your break be a time of peace and renewal.

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  23. That's terrible! Anyway, it's good that you've got back the full control of your site!
    Thanx for sharing this experience, it's very important to every blooger know that those things could happen!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  24. Todo es precioso! Espero tu opinión en mi último post! Feliz día! 😘😘😘

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  25. A terrible story! It's good that everything ends well.

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  26. I am so sorry dear. You can not trust anyone for your blog. I hope everything will be allright. I nominated you for blogger recognition award 🙂

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  27. I hope everything will be okey from now! Your blogs are so good that you share for us to read that is why you are blessed! Keep going, continue, go ahead and move forward. All the best!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for being such an awesome supporter not just here but in Facebook too, Olive! Glad we’re connected in FB! xoxo

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  28. I am so sorry for your experience. Hope not to happen again.

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  29. Really disgusting that they cheated and treated you like that; / but is also a good warning for others :** I hope you will be back here soon!

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