Sucuri Saves the Day

Dear Cafe Munchkin regulars, please allow me to interrupt this blog’s regular programming to let you know about the “security breach” that happened here some three weeks ago.   If you consider yourself to be a regular visitor/reader of this site (yes, all five of you), you probably already know what I’m talking about.  You may have experienced having your anti-virus software capture and alert you of a trojan when you loaded this website on your browser around the last week of March upto the first week of April.

It was my friends who alerted me first before I myself  started to experience having my own anti-virus software capture and alert me of a trojan from my very own website!  I don’t consider myself to be a techie, but I sure as heck did not ignore my friends’ alerts.  I tried to figure out what was causing the problem.  I made phone calls to my webhost (who insisted that my site was clean), reinstalled WordPress and searched for answers through online forums.

Then, I smartened up and realized it’s something I should probably just leave to the experts.  And besides, I can’t risk having all you five regular readers avoiding this website like Mesothelioma the plague. :D  Through my online research, I found Sucuri.  They ran a test and discovered malware embeded within the website.  How that happened, I don’t know.  Needless to say, I signed up with Sucuri (for a very good price!) to have this site cleaned up.  I paid for my peace of mind and it’s an expense well worth it.  In less than an hour, Cafe Munchkin was dubbed clean.  As of April 6th and for the next 12 months, my virtual coffee shop will have virtual security guards that should keep all Cafe Munchkin regulars safe.  Thank you, Sucuri!

If you are experiencing malware problems or any unauthorized changes in your website and getting desperate, I highly recommend signing up with Sucuri.  Now!  They are very helpful and I have only positive things to say about working with them.

In case you visited this site within the time frame I mentioned (between the last week of March and first week of April) and your anti-virus software did not kick in, I would suggest that you run a virus check on your computer.  If you got infected, I can only say that I am terribly TERRIBLY sorry.  The last thing I  ever want is to cause your computers any problems.

Thank you all very much.  Back to regular programming. :)

PS:  This is not a paid entry. :D


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2 Responses to “Sucuri Saves the Day”

  1. Jessi says:

    Well I’m glad to see you are once again free. I read through a feed reader, so I didn’t experience this myself, but happy no less.

    I ‘have’ noticed a couple other blogs with something similar happening recently, though. I wonder if maybe you have an addon/mod/widget that embedded it?

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  2. Maricel says:

    Glad that your site is virus free again:) Thanks!

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