As you may be aware, this site has been down for the last few days.
On the evening of Tuesday July 28, we were the target of a denial of service attack. This means that a malicious party (hacker) bombards a website with so much traffic that the server fails. Our normal traffic of about 6,000 “hits” per day became about 180,000 in the space of about one hour, and was still accelerating as the server was taken down.
We do not know who the attacker was, and we have no idea why we were targeted or how we were chosen. It appears to be a random attack.
Nonetheless, we worked through the weekend to transfer the site and online project management system to a new server.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we will take steps to ensure this does not happen again.
- Credit card numbers: We have never stored credit card numbers on our servers. Therefore, there is no danger of credit card numbers in malicious hands.
- Passwords: We store passwords for the project management system in encrypted form. Although there is evidence that the hackers attempted access to our servers, the nature of the evidence suggests they did not gain access to passwords. We have from day 1 produced custom security systems that do not contain generic, breakable code.
Thank you everyone for your patience and support as we continue in our mission to help project managers learn and use project management fundamentals on their projects.