ThinkGeoEnergy website up and running after attack

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Alexander Richter 3 Aug 2010

The ThinkGeoEnergy website was attacked yesterday, but has been freed of any faulty files and code and is now up and running as normal. The actual warning will hopefully disappear soon.

Many readers have pointed out yesterday and today that the website was either not accessible or provided a kind of virus warning.

I have been working diligently on solving this issue and learned in the process that the site was attacked and several important files were altered in the process.

The files were immediately removed and the site is clean as of now and measures have been implemented to ensure that this does not happen again.

I would like to thank you for your patience, while the cached versions on your servers are being refreshed, which can take up to a day or two.

As this is an issue that could affect you and your companies as well I can only encourage you to ensure that you have proper procedures in place for attacks, removal of files and general backing up of online documents and sites.

These have been horrendous 24 hours since I first learned about what happened and one fears the worst in the process. But thanks to my wonderful hosting company here in Iceland I was able to get all figured out quickly.

Now I only hope that Google will review the site quickly and removes the warning from its search results.

To solve these kind of issues is costly and takes a lot of time, which is quite a burden, so if you feel you want to support ThinkGeoEnergy, please consider advertising on the site, promote it in any way possible or generally spread the word. If you want to help in other ways, please drop me a line at  alex [at] thinkgeoenergy [dot] com

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