Website Hack/Issues – please pardon the maintenance.

POSTED September 18th, 2018 UNDER News

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HACK ATTACK!

My websites for Sid Ceaser Photography, Sid Ceaser Fine Art, the Portable Portrait workshop and Sara Ceaser‘s website were hacked a few days ago and damage was done.

Most of ceaserphotography.com is back up, but the other three are currently down as the structure is rebuilt for those sites.

If you were looking for those specific sites, please pardon as attempts are made to get those sites back to working condition as soon as possible.

Thanks!

-Sid

 

2 Responses to “Website Hack/Issues – please pardon the maintenance.”

  1. Khürt Williams Says:

    September 18th, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Sorry that this happened to you. I’m not sure what happened but it was probably one of the following.

    1. Unpatch software (OS or the website server). Patch. Patch.
    2. Weak passwords — use a strong hard to guess password. If you easy to remember, tt’s easy for a password cracking software to find it..
    3. Re-using passwords — user a unique password for EVERY website.
    4. You don’t use encryption. Get a TLS certificate.

  2. Sid Says:

    September 19th, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Heya! Yeah, I think it had something to do with me not updating wordfence security for a little while and I had some older plugins that were old and rusty – someone snuck in through a crack in the door and wrecked havoc!

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