Sometime in early January our website was hacked. Then hacked again. Then taken down by our host. Not fun. But fortunately since November we’ve been working on a new site, which is looking super slick. The problem with the hack was (became), that the malicious activity on our website then brought down our email and thereafter prompted a blacklisting by Google Safe Browsing, Norton Safe Web, ESET, McAfee, etc… And trust me, you do not want to blacklisted by these services.
Translation: Inbound emails and attachments that had our domain name in them (including anywhere in the thread) were screened (and blocked), outbound emails of any sort were a no go, email communications were entirely halted. It was painful.
We are fixed now though. And I’ve learned a lot about DNS settings, MX files, Google Console (awesome by the way), and domain hosting. Interesting, yes, but nothing I ever really wanted to know that much about.
So as we turn the corner and prep our new website for launch, please enjoy this lovely blog, which gives a glimpse into what we were up to prior to 2018 🙂 [new content coming very soon – promise]