February 7, 2018

Bluehost problems - wrong content displayed

Attention - is this not the website you are expecting?

We are a security research team located in Sydney, Australia. In the last few hours, we have received mounting reports that customers of Bluehost, the hosting company, see our content when their domain is accessed. We know of at least 5 domains that are affected in this way.

We do not have anything to do with this curious thing. We investigated this issue and can confirm that it was happening even when our own web server was completely offline. Furthermore, the content shown was outdated - for some reason, if you accessed these Bluehosts domains, you saw our old content.

Obviously, if you see this, then it means the problem is back. We are leaving this note for the moment.

We are suspecting a malfunction of an Internet proxy or cache (for techies: we see the same ETag being used by our server and the Bluehost ones). We have reached out to Bluehost with a request for clarification.