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From: Colleen <>
Subject: [USGENWEB-NW] Fw: Hacker Attack (Again)
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:48:04 -0400 (EDT)
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>Subject: [STATE-COORD] Hacker Attack (Again)
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>The National USGenWeb Project site and all sites hosted on theusgenweb.org
>domain, as well as a few other Project sites have been hit again by a
>hacker that has included some malware code at the end of the majority of the
>pages on each site. We are working with the hosting service right now to
>get the sites cleaned and the code removed. Please ask ALL Project
>Coordinators that have their sites hosted on theusgenweb.org or anyone that
>specifically gets notices that they're sites are infected to not connect by
>ftp to the sites until at least the 16th as we work to try to ensure that we
>have the sites cleaned once again.
>For folks that have only visited the USGenWeb National site or any of the
>other affected sites using their browser, the risk is very minor that your
>computer has been infected. If you've connected by ftp and downloaded files
>from any of the infected sites, I'd suggest running a full virus scan on
>your computer and I'd also recommend running at least a couple of spyware
>scans to add an additional level of confidence that your system is clean.
>All sites that are hosted on theusgenweb.org server will have the passwords
>changed before you can log in again. I'll be starting on this immediately
>so that the downtime will be minimized as much as possible.
>If anyone has any specific questions or problems, please let me know.
>Information about the USGenWeb Project at http://usgenweb.org
>Advisory Board Agenda http://usgenweb.org/agenda2.php
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