Loads of Hacked Local Cape Cod Websites

Just for kicks I ran some searches on Google looking for hacked local websites. Google found 321,000 documents just searching for Cape Cod viagra. I poked around the first ten or eleven pages of results to see who had been hacked and found dozens of local websites that were hacked with hidden pharmacy links. A couple of the more well known “Cape Cod” sites were: Cape Cod Potato Chips The … Continue reading

Website Forensics: A Compromised Website

A long time friend and client contacted me saying that he had received a notice from his web host that his website was exceeding the allowed storage on his hosting plan. The web hosting company said that his website was WAY over the storage limit they had allotted to him. He provided me with access to his hosting account and Web server. Once I got in there and poked around … Continue reading

Vacation Rental Phishing Scams

I had a client of mine call me last week. He said someone tried to hijack his Homeaway vacation home rental listing and scam one of his potential renters by contacting the renter and acting as if they were my client (the property owner). Anatomy of  a Vacation Rental Scam In a nutshell, this is how it happened. Because he rents his house for ~$5000/week, my client checks his emails … Continue reading

Search Engine Registration & Other SCAM Emails

CapeLinks owns hundreds of domain names and operates several different websites, so my contact information is all over the internet. Every day I receive hundreds of spam and scam emails for all sorts of offers. Many times these scams target me through the websites and domain names that I own. They get my contact info from the domain name WHOIS database or fill out the contact forms on one of … Continue reading