One of the best reasons to have a website for your business (or even yourself) is to ensure any info out there is accurate. Whether you like it or not, your name/business is out there in multiple directories on the web. And you have no control over that.
Occasionally we Google/Bing our names to see if we have popped up anywhere, and try to keep a list of the sites with profiles for Seven Sages Website Management. And sometimes we find one that is incredibly inaccurate...
This morning, while double-checking online profiles for a client (Divorce Attorney Profiles) I decided to do a quick search for SevenSages.com to see if I had most of the links posted. And I found one that was way way out of touch.
Read more: Inaccuracies on the web
As being reported more today, there is a large virus attack spreading across the internet. Unfortunately, the reporting appears to be on April Fool's Day, however it is not a joke. The reports actually started earlier in the week.
"We have also been able to identify several other URLs that are injected in the exact same way, so the attack is even bigger than we originally thought," Websense security analysts wrote in a blog Thursday. "All in all, a Google search reveals over 1,500,000 URLs that have a link with the same URL structure as the initial attack." --- reported on newsfactor.com -LizaMoon Pay-Up Scareware Spreads To 500,000 Sites - By Mark Long
The important thing to learn from this is that it is vital to update and patch your systems.
Outdated CMS and Blog systems?
Read more: Large attack may be related to out-dated scripts.