Network Solutions hosting service mis-handled its customer service for weeks with the “grep” iFrame redirect virus. The same virus was also reported to be attacking GoDaddy hosted websites. Due to the lack of security at Network Solutions, we did the prudent thing and moved NJN Network to a more secure site.
The attacks started three weeks ago with more than 5% of Network Solutions’ customers infected with the Trojan. While site owners are responsible for their own security, Network Solutions did not provide reasonable care in protecting their customers. We asked them months ago if the site was protected by a virus checker. Yes they said. We subscribed to their nsProtect Safe service which was a useless piece of junk.
The virus created an iFrame re-direct. When someone visited an infected site, they were redirected to a site that said their browser or operating system needed to update.
Major virus attack on multiple Network Solutions / WordPress sites hits NJN Network hard
Update Monday April 12th, 2001 -the only consolation after a weekend of hard work cleaning up our site is that Network Solutions had more than 100 WordPress sites hacked. Some say GoDaddy sites were hit with the same hack.
The developers from WordPress and Network Solutions engineers say they have tracked down the rogue and locked it out. We are working today to harden our site. What a crazy week that was! Back to the stories after more system admin.
Sorry again for any inconvenience to our readers.
So I’m working on stories Thursday morning, feeling like the top of the world.
Then SLAM BAM SCHZAMM down goes the website. I bring it back up but the dirty little coward is trying to infect my computer with a Greb virus.
Imagine infected by your own website!
I called Network Solutions and they pretended it was my fault. Yeah right I posted my passwords on Kijiji as a joke.
Two emails from friends and I knew I had to act so I took the whole shebang down, went private, put up the “Under Construction” sign.
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Updated January 15th, 2009 see end note.
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So for the record, here are the top virus software programs that work and are not a waste of money.