UPDATE: January 29th
On or slightly before January 24th, it appears someone with malicious intent infiltrated my websites. Monitoring software started to alert me that my sites were down and I began to look into why. I discovered I could no longer access my sites and they were randomly redirecting to unsafe sites.
I immediately contacted my site host, who informed me the site had over 11,000 infected files. My heart sank. They recommended I work with Sucuri, a website security company. I contacted them and the next day, they were working to clean up both sites.
This has proven to be an educational journey. I’ve learned a lot about site security. My sites are now protected behind a firewall, require two-factor authentication, have malware protection, to name a few.
As of the evening of Thursday, January 28th, both the Home Team Consulting and Terry’s Tidbits have been 100% restored and confirmed safe and secure.
Having my clients and visitors trust my sites is extremely important to me. You will now see the Sucuri badge in the lower right corner of the page. A simple click on the badge will confirm the site is 100% safe. I desire to not only provide excellent content but to be a trusted source.
Thank you for your patience and the countless kind words of encouragement as I worked to resolve these challenges. You are the reason I do this and I much appreciate each one of you.