Good Guy Site Hacked – Business As Usual
I happened to notice an apology posted on StaySafeOnline.org which tells you all you need to know about the state of the Internet. (These are the folks whose National Cyber Security Awareness Month banner (clickable) is posted in my right-hand widget column.. the folks who brought us the catchy catch-phrase “Stop. Think. Connect.”)
A heads up and apology to our website users
“On October 10th National Cyber Security Alliance discovered that staysafeonline.org had become the victim of a malicious iframe injection resulting in malicious content potentially being delivered to visitors to the website.” Read more..
(That is what is called “poisoned”, in Geekspeak. Aka “staysafeonline.org was poisoned this week.”
It’s really very simple.. the hackers (folks, “hackers” is an old “media” term: today, when you see “hacker”, mentally substitute in “cybercriminal” [and/or.. “cyber mafia”].) don’t like people who try to educate you, and thus make their job harder.
Bad guys don’t like good guys, and try to put them out of business.
Get educated. Read blogs like this one, and visit StaySafeOnline.org (yes, it’s been cleaned). And talk to your kids about being aware of Internet safety.. and tell your Dear Old Sweet Aunt Martha..
Exercise paranoid common sense (Stop. Think. Connect.) when online, because you aren’t in no public library.. it’s more like a bad actor flea market, held “on the wrong side of the tracks”..
Related: How To Block iFrames
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