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Sunday, April 21 2019 @ 02:27 PM UTC

Those Pesky Russian Hackers... (Malware Implant - Hack)

What is PG?By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - While I was away some Russian hackers were able to get into the software I use to run banner ads on this website. They implanted some malicious script (Malware) yesterday afternoon while I was on a plane flying back from San Jose, Costa Rica. Basically, the script was tagged on to the end of the banner ads that were running, so if a user clicked on a banner, another page was opened for a gambling site. All of this was done, of course, without my knowledge or consent. Google immediately picked up on the existence of the Malware script and put www.panama-guide.com in the Internet dog-house. Anyone who visited the site received a warning that the website might contain Malware – and it did. They were right.

Yesterday afternoon I started getting calls and emails from many people, asking “what’s going on.” This morning I identified the problem. I found and deleted the Malware script. To be sure, I deleted the entire program that manages the banner ads on the website. Once that was done, I requested Google to scan the website and to remove the warning. It will probably take Google at least a few minutes (or maybe longer) to rescan www.panama-guide.com, confirm the Malware has been removed, and to let www.panama-guide.com out of the Internet doghouse. As I said, in order to be absolutely sure that the problem has been resolved, I deleted the entire program that was causing the problem. As it usually happens, these kinds of problems end up resulting in a better website in the end. I have now downloaded the most recent version of that software and I will be installing the new upgrade later today. Once I’m absolutely sure it’s properly installed and configured, safe, secure, and running correctly (with no security loopholes) I’ll let it go live. In short, “the system worked” to a certain degree. Sure, the hackers were able to penetrate and exploit a security flaw, but Google picked up on the script almost immediately.

And of course, that friggin’ whack job Jerry Ray Hall, using his normal alias of “Texas Downer” took advantage of the situation to blast out an email, trying to say that I did this intentionally. Jerry Ray Hall is a scumbag of the worst order, and only a dirt bag like him would try to exploit something like this for his own personal gain. Whatever – he’s still pissed off because he will never be elected to congress. And in short, if that nutcase is mad at me, then I must be doing something right… (grin).

Anyway, problem solved. And my apologies for – well – what those Russian hackers did. To be perfectly clear - there was a problem and it has since been fixed. Hopefully Google will run their scan again and remove the warning, which is no longer either valid or required. I'm glad Google caught the problem, but now I wish they could be just a little faster or more nimble in removing the warning...

Copyright 2010 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Those Pesky Russian Hackers... (Malware Implant - Hack)
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 07:26 PM UTC

Being a highly-educated Harbard lawyer one has to wonder why JR Hall has the time to post anything. His outstanding educational credentials usually ensure quite the list of clients.