|By Bob Weaver|
The Hur Herald has been dealing with what appears to be an increasing problem, various forms of cyper-attacks from thousands of nonsensical spam by e-mail to actual invasion of Hur Herald content.
Such problems are not uncommon for individuals who have their e-mail accounts hijacked, but in the case of the Herald, it is more frequent and more invasive.
Major newspapers and corporations devote lots of money, staff and systems to protect their operations, even then papers like the NY Times have actually been shut down.
Despite spam and blocking programs, the Herald has been receiving thousands of emails, all of which have links, after which if the user opens, it's likely all hell breaks loose.
Further invasions are changing content on the Herald, and in some cases, articles are changed or missing.
Readers are not affected.
At the Herald, we are affected, hours of extra work.
The overall reaction to the reality that most information and transactions by business and government are now occurring on the Internet, how fragile the 21st Century technology must be.
Melt-downs and invasions of such information, many of which have happened across the USA, can quickly bring users to their knees.