The Chinability webmaster today had his personal email address hijacked and used to advertise www.eastshopcn.com. This domain name is registered to a certain Shao Yun from an organisation listed as Shao Yun Long of MaoMingShi, QinYuanLu, ZhenHuaXiaoQu 332 Shi in Guangzhou, postcode 525011. The telephone and fax number is +86-02977-427020, the email address is email@example.com.
I rang the phone number, but nobody answered.
The hostmasters for the site and related sites are at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The host's IP number is 188.8.131.52. Some other IP numbers appear on this chart showing links from eastshop.cn.
Since I regularly update and scan with several trusted brands of antivirus software, this intrusion was unexpected. It suggests that nobody is safe from this kind of attack.
It is not clear if this is a simple commercial hijacking or if there is another purpose behind it.
Be eternally vigilant...