A virus free CP-Africa

By Nmachi Jidenma

About a month ago, I woke up to find disturbing malicious content on CP-Africa. Someone  had hacked into the site and basically infected most of the site’s pages with malware  and installed the most disturbing pornographic content. This attack lasted for up to a week and Google promptly flagged the site as having malware. I have put a lot of time, sacrifice and effort into building this site and seeing the hacker unrelentlessly infect the site day after day nearly broke my heart.

Our technical team was hard at work, cleaning infected files and fighting to remove vulnerabilities but after each victory, the hacker was at it again the next day. It was a very traumatizing period but thankfully, by Friday, we had resolved all issues and the site was back to normal.

I have no idea who the hackers are but the fact that someone will take time out of their schedule to target and bring down a site is beyond me. Since then, we’ve  worked hard to secure the site  and ensure that the site is protected. Thankfully, it has since been virus free and will continue to be so as has been the case since inception.

I will like to thank our readers who continued to believe in us despite that trying week. This site is a labour of love for me and I will work hard to ensure that it stays around for a long, long time. Please keep spreading our message to the world. Who would have thought a positive news site will do so well? Thanks so much for your readership. The best is yet to come!

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6 thoughts on “A virus free CP-Africa

  • Emmanuel Udom

    (December 17, 2011 - 10:11 am)

    I am very sorry to read this report. This is one of the many hazards we have to face in online news reporting. Thank God, you have overcome it

  • Frank Obehi

    (December 17, 2011 - 10:16 am)

    Waoh…….Never knew this site was ever hacked.

    There are so many things wrong in our society such that people profit from wrecking the good work of others.

    I have read this website daily since i subscribed and i look forward to seeing it daily. I have also read an interview of Nmachi, where she talked about her motivation and vision of this website – bringing the progress of africa to the front burner.

    Wishing you well and you can continue to count on our support. Cheers.

  • CP-Africa.com

    (December 17, 2011 - 11:41 am)

    Thanks so much for the support Frank! Appreciate it!!

  • Ayo Abiola

    (December 17, 2011 - 6:35 pm)

    Great Job Nmachi and the CP-Africa team. We believe in you always.

  • CP-Africa.com

    (December 20, 2011 - 1:49 pm)

    Thanks Ayo!

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