On Website Downtime
You may have noticed our site was temporarily unavailable over the course of the past few days. Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere – we just had a small hacking event take place, which caused our host to suspend our site while we resolved the issue. The good news is we have identified the rogue files and removed them from our server, so we’re good to go.
“Oh man, a hacking event… am I safe?” I can hear you say. Long story short, yes, your data is completely fine. And so is your computer. The hackers simply placed a few files on our server and used those files to serve illegitimate traffic as part of a “black hat SEO” effort (using unethical methods to boost search engine ranking) for another company. Essentially, they were using our website to make it look like traffic was hitting another website. Not cool, I know, but that’s the risk we take as owners of a website.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them.
Safe and happy browsing!
~ AROHO Web Development Team