Ausphotography's website is currently experiencing a Brute Force attack as hackers try and gain access to the back-end of the site. I am in contact with the hosting company and they are working with us to ensure the site remains online and the hackers are kept out.
However, they have managed to compromise my email address, and use it to distribute spam. This has been rectified with me changing the password on my email account, in the last few minutes, but they are still trying to use the email account at this time. I wish to advise that by getting into my email they did not get any members details, and it appears all they wanted was the email account to use it to send spam out randomly to an email list not associated with AP members emails, in any way.
Access to the back-end of the site is intermittent at present as the attack continues. The message we get when we try and access is : Brute Force Protection. This account is currently locked out because a brute force attempt was detected. Please wait a few minutes and try again :
I would like to re-assure members that none of their personal data on the site has been compromised in any way, and we will continue to work with the hosting company to ensure the site and everything on it, remains protected.
Kym and I will discuss and work on this, with the hosting company, throughout the day, and we will take any necessary action to ensure the site, and member information is not compromised.