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Paul West
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Site blocked.

Post by Paul West » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:19 am

Website blocked by Internet explorer from work and also Google chrome from home. Both report malware on site. I am having to post this via my BlackBerry tablet. Is anybody else seeing this issue?

Neil Southworth
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Re: Site blocked.

Post by Neil Southworth » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:55 pm

Paul,
I've not had any problems accessing the site, but I know one other user who had is password rejected. Will have a look into it.

Neil Southworth
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Re: Site blocked.

Post by Neil Southworth » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:28 am

Google Chrome is blocking entry to the site on the grounds of possible malware, but there doesn't appear to be a problem via Internet Explorer.

Chris Rae
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Re: Site blocked.

Post by Chris Rae » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:50 pm

Same for me.

Chris

richardwkirk
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Re: Site blocked.

Post by richardwkirk » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:05 pm

Hi all,

I have been made aware of the issues and I am investigating the problem. To give a high level overview, the site was hacked at the end of last week. The intruder (whether human or automated) added a piece of javascript to a lot of pages. This script attempted to download a piece of malware from another site onto your PC. I have removed the offending javascript by restoring a backup of the site from pre-attack.

The javascript mainly impacted the older pages on the site (pre-2010) however it is possible that any page was impacted. I would recommend that if you do not already have anti-virus software installed you download something and scan your PC. If you have an up to date browser and anti-virus it is unlikely this will impact you. If you do not have this then there is some chance that the malware will be on your PC. I have given details below about two tools you can use to check your PC.

I am continuing to search for further issues and will keep you informed. I will do what I can to increase security and prevent further issues. It may take a few days for the site to become unblocked and browsers to declare us clean again.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.


Richard

Scanning your PC for threats
If you wish to scan your PC for threats as a precaution and don't have an existing application to do this, I would recommend the free tools:

Malwarebytes (anti-malware): http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Avast (anti-virus): http://www.avast.com/

Both also provide paid for solutions with extra features however the free versions should be able to find most issues on a home PC.

richardwkirk
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Re: Site blocked.

Post by richardwkirk » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:22 am

Google has now unblocked the site. There shouldn't be any more issues accessing it from your browser.

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duxbury rambler
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Re: Site blocked.

Post by duxbury rambler » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:01 pm

Everything is fine on Google Chrome now.

Paul West
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Re: Site blocked.

Post by Paul West » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:14 pm

Yes Explorer and Google now working fine.

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