GHMA News & Events: 2018 – Current
January 9th 2018 – Website Security Update
Happy New Year everyone,
I wanted to let everyone know that during the busy holiday season our website was targeted by what is known as a “phishing” scam type hack.
We have quickly identified and stopped this attack.
Our website is fully secure.
No financial information has been compromised. Your payment information is handled offsite through secured Paypal and no credit card or banking details are stored on our site.
As a security precaution, we ask all our members to log in and change your passwords as soon as you can.
If you have any questions please let us know.
Thank you, stay safe and secure in 2018.
What is a “phishing” scam?
Everyone has seen these type of emails pop up in their inbox. Emails from unknown or seemingly legitimate organizations asking you to update or change your personal information by clicking on a link within these emails.
You should never open these emails or click on these links or respond to them. Immediately mark them as spam and delete them.
What the criminal hackers do is target legitimate websites like ours. Basically they use our legitimate website identifiers to bypass security and spam filters in order to send out their phishing emails.
These types of scams are unfortunately a “normal” criminal activity. Thousands of websites and email accounts are targeted every day.
Once again please do not open or click on any suspicious emails from anyone and update your passwords.