I've been away from working in the I.T industry for quite a while now due to a personal illness. During this time my personal domain name expired and I didn't consider renewing it. I'm now slowly recovering from my illness and getting back into working with computers and was even considering getting my website back online but today I noticed my domain name and website content has been STOLEN!
My original website was running on Wordpress with a sleek custom theme but it seems the content was scraped and cloned. This isn't a direct clone as it seems whoever did this has dumbed down the content and now has backlinks to their website within my original blog posts. E.g 'C++ Mobile Development - Snapchat' links from:
I did a whois lookup on my old domain and it seems whoever did this bought the domain and hosts the content on Amazon s3 servers.
I have a strong feeling this was https://intetics.com/ just for the SEO benefits but I'm unsure why they'd target me? I owned my domain name http://joel-murphy.com/ for many years and I had links to it from my CV/Resume, Business cards, LinkedIn, etc. My website did have some traffic but not enough to justify being targeted. I guess there's not much I can do other than use a different domain name in the future but I'm more concerned about the potential of my online identity being mocked or played with. Anyone been in a similar situation to this before?