The recent cyber attacks, more properly called internet rape, of three out of four of our web sites, and those of our web masters, David Williams, by unknown assailants, sometime before June 15 as reported on the June 19 Trumpet on line and Freedom’s Phoenix, (insert links) is nothing less than overwhelming, when the extent of the damage and the scope of the attack is assessed. We couldn’t detect the problem by looking at the front page, because their skill allowed them to do their damage without affecting the Home Page. But when we tried to load articles onto The Trumpet on line it was impossible, neither could we make changes on the Biblical Law Center and Trail of Blood Revisited sites. We couldn’t access the Unregistered Baptist Fellowship site through Internet Explorer either. Finally Bro. Williams made the discovery as to what happened.
Not suspecting that we had been hacked, I sent out a letter to our Biblical Law Center Mailing List, explaining that the reason we had not been sending out the Trumpet on line and This Day in Baptist History Past is because Word Press had been making changes to the web site and I hadn’t been able to contact the web master to find out how to facilitate the changes. What a shock to find that we had been the victims of a vicious attack by unknown villains who ruthlessly ripped out the cyber guts of our web sites with no consciousness of their assault on Christ and His gospel. With wanton disregard to the cost of building those sites, and what it will take to replace them, they tore them up like an animal would rip the innards of its prey with no regard or a man beast would rape a woman with no concern for her chastity. There was only one thought that came to my mind, whoever did this had to have a hatred for Christ and the gospel that would cause them to stoop to anything to stop His message from going forth to the ends of the earth.
As we mentioned in our article on the 19th Titled: Has the Moslem Cyber Jihad Against Christian Web Sites Begun?, that one of their methods was to bombard our websites that normally would receive around 200 hits per day with as many as 76,000 hits which would totally pulverize the website. They also removed all of the plugins. Plugins are what you need to maneuver within the web site, to name titles, to load the articles, to list the tags, and send articles to Facebook, etc. We mentioned in that article that Word Press backed up everything so that we would be able to replace our websites but since have found that this isn’t correct and we now must rebuild three out of four of our websites not counting what our Web Master, Bro. Williams has to rebuild of his own which totals several.
Now some who we have much confidence in believe that this is not an attack by Muslims but an attack by our own government. In fact following is an e mail that we received from one such dear pastor who we have a great deal of confidence in that has a different perspective on this hack job.
“Dear Dr Dixon: We went through a similar hacking disaster for our church websites. We had to rebuild them from scratch. The church and school websites are rebuilt but my (blank web site) has not been rebuilt yet because I have not been able to spend the time on it.
My own suspicions are that this is not a Moslem effort but a local liberal/pagan effort being rerouted through Moslem countries.
Our federal government has the technical capacities to do this easily and to do it with thousands of websites at the same time. The $80 billion spent on our national computer facilities dwarfs anything in the Moslem world or China and is certainly done for a reason. We have far more capacity than necessary for analyzing "meta data". For all his faults, Snowden is a hero in my book. Without effective use of the Internet, conservatives have no counter to the main stream media.
Yes, I know this is probably being read in some government office.
May God bless you, (Name withheld).
We probably will never know for sure who launched this attack on our web sites but we can be assured of one thing, if we were doing nothing to get Satan’s attention he wouldn’t be bothering with us. I wouldn’t want to live on this earth and be so silent and inconspicuous that the Devil wouldn’t even know my name. Our Web Master has traced the IP numbers of those who have made these attacks on us back to the countries where they originated. They are listed as follows. We don’t know if they began in those countries or whether they were simply routed through them. We are simply giving the information for public knowledge. We have now installed Word Fence to guard our sites so hopefully we will be safe until they figure out a way to penetrate this security program. If any of you can send a gift to help us to restore our web sites we would be most grateful. You can imagine the tremendous cost to get all of this back up and running. You can send a gift of any amount to:
P.O. Box 11
Indianapolis, IN 46296
Or go to The Trumpet on Line and send your gift through Pay Pal on the front page
IP'S AND COUNTRIES TRYING TO HACK THE TRUMPET ON LINE AND OTHER SITES
From: David Williams [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:42 AM
Subject: IP'S AND COUNTRIES TRYING TO HACK THE TOL SITE
I have copied the IP’s and Countries with information that tried to login to TOL as admin as hackers. If you look at the countries involved, it is heavily Muslim countries:
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