Oh, wow. I mentioned a couple of weeks back that when I tried to get to Michael Pettis’s essential blog on Chinese economics, I ran into Viagra ads. At the time I found it funny; but I took another look today, and find Pettisreporting not just that he was hacked, but that it took place repeatedly, and that the blog is on hiatus while they rebuild.
Commenters over there are suspicious — this sounds awfully persistent for Viagra salesmen, and you have to wonder whether someone doesn’t like frank assessments of Chinese economic prospects. And it makes me grateful that this blog is protected by Times firewalls etc., given the stuff that has happened outside that protection — e.g., fake Google plus, Facebook, and Twitter accounts in my name, to cite just the stuff I know about.