This afternoon, someone -- probably the same minor vandal who has been attacking me for some time -- managed to load a file into one of my copermine galleries that when they downloaded it a while later altered every PHP file on my system to then access the same site. As a result, I have restored my entire web directory from last Sunday's and last nights backups (Sunday is the weekly, last night is the most recent daily). As a precaution, I have also restored the mySQL data for all of the systems that are accessed by those PHP files. I have also disabled all of my copermine galleries -- even though I had on Wednesday or Thursday referred to the gallery of digital artwork in a job application.
I am now hoping that these actions will be sufficient.
However, I am now also in the market for an alternate, hopefully more secure, method for storing and sharing my pictures on line. I am aware that this will probably result in an extensive undertaking especially for the photos where I've uploaded several hundred images over the last few years to share with family and friends.