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  1. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Sep 12 2011 6:02:18
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    Hi,

    Just a heads up and warning, I tried to check out details of the bedbug summit this morning and Firefox will not let me look at bedbugcentral.com due to a malware / virus warning.

    They may have been hacked again but its usually got to be something reasonably bad for FireFox to stop all access.

    I guess they have been infected with the wrong type of bug.

    David Cain
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Sep 12 2011 10:26:34
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    Yea, I received the same warning yesterday when I tried to access that site.

  3. thebedbugresource

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Sep 12 2011 11:00:40
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    It has been hacked. I am sure they are working on it.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Sep 12 2011 11:05:06
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    No access with all browsers I tried.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Sep 12 2011 11:43:36
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    thebedbugresource - 42 minutes ago  » 
    It has been hacked. I am sure they are working on it.

    Is pre for website restoration easier than it is for bed bug treatment?

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Sep 12 2011 12:36:28
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    thebedbugresource - 1 hour ago  » 
    It has been hacked. I am sure they are working on it.

    That's too bad. I am sure anyone with a website will be sympathetic about what a hassle that is.

    Luckily for web surfers, modern web browsers warn users before they get into trouble -- another reason to always make sure your Firefox/Safari/Internet Explorer is up to date.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Sep 13 2011 0:42:28
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    P2P sites are especially vulnerable to such hijacks...

  8. JWhiteBBCTV

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Sep 13 2011 8:29:06
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    Hey Everybody,

    Your assumptions are correct about being hacked. Apparently some ad-script was added to the site that many of the browers identified as malicious, hence the warning message and limited/no access David and others mentioned. As Sean said, we were working on it and all has been corrected. It may take a few days for the browsers not to give you that message but I assure you everything has been corrected.

    People (meaning the hackers) need to find something better to do with their time. So insanely aggravating and the last thing we needed 2 weeks from the Summit but it is what it is and has been dealt with.

    And yes, we were infested with bugs...just a different type.

    Jeff


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