Many of you tried to access Parker Live this morning and found that we’d apparently been hacked. Well the good news is, as you can see, we’ve emerged from the attack unscathed.
It is important for you to know that Parker Live is a safe website to visit. At no time was your individual computer or smartphone actually at risk (only the illusion thereof). This was an attack on the server of our hosting provider, not on our computers or yours.
For those curious about the nature of the attack itself, the information I’ve gotten from our hosting provider says that it affected thousands of websites at the same time. At around 4am EST, their system administration team identified a “website defacement attack” that they’re still investigating now. The defacement made it look as though we were infected with malware, but it was merely superficial.
Obviously we’ll want to find out how their security was breached on such a mass scale, and will pass along any updates we have. But, rest assured, this affects only the server and you can continue to use Parker Live as safely as ever before.
Sorry for the scare!