How it happened I have no idea, but happen it did, as last night I found out that Tokyo Times had been hacked, the only blessing being that it’s now no longer affecting the site’s appearance or usability in any way whatsoever. However, at the same time, it is still altering any resultant searches for the site, making it look like a very dodgy pharmacy indeed — the malevolent code greedily gorging on the Google ranking Tokyo Times has built up over the years and then regurgitating it to the unscrupulous bastards selling said pharmaceuticals.
Needless to say I’m currently doing my best to sort things out, although it’s not easy, so I’d definitely appreciate any advice should someone else have suffered the same (pharma) hack/attack.
But in the meantime, please bear with me whilst I try and sweep away the garbage.
Update: Thankfully, searches appear to be slowly returning to normal, so fingers crossed everything should be fine. And for anybody else who ends up suffering the same unpleasantness, this page will guide you through the necessary steps to get rid of any malicious code.