Surviving a Trojan War
On Friday October 5th, 2018 Faith on View was attacked!
I actually saw it happening. While I was on my computer, I saw a dramatic spike in activity on Google Analytics from a random town on the east coast of the United States. I didn’t think much about it until an hour or so later when a visit to my website was redirected.
There is no need to rehash all the details or go into the tremendous frustrations I have felt over the last six weeks. I ended up losing many of my other sites including my art sites. But, I was able to save Faith on View! I have also learned plenty of lessons about taking cyber security more seriously and keeping current back-ups of websites.
By the Monday following the Trojan attack, I was locked out of parts of the back-end of Faith on View. Though I published an article that day, “Changing the World for Christ…and the Culture War in General“, I quickly decided that I needed to not send any traffic to this website. So other than a PSA and call for help about the Trojan attack, I stopped any activities that would direct traffic to this site.
The Trojans are Crushed!
But, the site is now fixed and I even did some work on the back-end to speed up load times. This means Faith on View, beginning Monday November 11th, will return to our regular publishing schedule both on the website and on social media. You can find the schedule in this article.
Hopefully, we won’t have another Trojan issue. I’ve been building websites since 1999 and this is the first time I’ve ever had an issue like this. So, the odds are good, especially with the new protections, that the site will be fine.
We look forward to once again providing content for your consumption here on Faith on View. Keep an eye out for our new article on Monday and help us celebrate the website’s recovery!
Thank you all for your patience while we fixed this issue.