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Russian/Syrian Hack - Design Junky


Jun 20, 2013 4 Comments

Today, many sites worldwide got hit by a Russian/Syrian hack. This hack seems to have changed user names and passwords on sites that I dealt with but may have done other damage as well to others. It’s an ugly thing that happens sometimes. As a result we are beefing up security yet again, resetting passwords to make them more difficult, and trying our best to fix any issues we can find. Please do the same for your sites. Make sure that you have a Fort Knox type password that’s difficult to get and security on your site such as Wordfence Security and Google Authenticator. These things help ward against attacks, but as I found today, are not fool proof. Hacks happen, to the best of us, and we have to keep working to find better solutions daily. As I find them on my end, I will share them with you; after all, isn’t that what we should do?

Oh, and on another note, I wanted to tell you why I love my hosting company. They are great at making sure we are taken care of in the event that something happens. Check out today’s email from them.



  • Jason
    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply

    Sorry to your site got hit. 🙁

    1. April
      Jun 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm Reply

      Thanks Jason, looks like even Rackspace got hit today.

  • Ngina Otiende
    Jun 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm Reply

    April do you host with one David Allen? 🙂 Cos i got hit last week and he restored everything too. 🙂
    it’s awesome to host with a company that’ll go out of their way!

    1. April
      Jul 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm Reply

      Yes, I host with David and am so glad that I do. He’s the best around!

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