Advice for keeping your website free of malicious content and your sensitive information protected from theft.
If you have a Tumblr page for your business you might have noticed some issues with the site today. The popular blogging and social media tool was hit by a hacker group that reportedly spammed 8,600 accounts with a crude message criticizing bloggers, calling them “self-insisting, self-deprecating, self-indulgent empty husks of human beings.”
The apparent worm seemed to infect any account that either viewed or shared (“reblogged”) the post. Tumblr took to its Twitter account to acknowledge the viral post and to say it was working “swiftly” to resolve the issue. A subsequent update about two hours later said Tumblr’s engineers had resolved the issue.
While you may think your own site isn’t in the crosshairs of hackers, they’re increasingly targeting small-business sites, infecting visitors with malware or cracking databases to access sensitive customer information. You might not always be able to stay a step ahead of hackers, but there are steps you can take to avoid experiencing a security breach.
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