Monday, February 6, 2017

Google Search Console - Update Wordpress Email --- DISREGARD

Today I received three emails as an administrator for Wordpress accounts hosted on the BWD VPS server. One was my own account (gregshead.net) but another belongs to a client (christianhospitaltank.org).

The reason for the post is that there were three. It appears to be a phishing scam of some kind. The emails appear to come from Google Search Console, and claim to recommend an update of Wordpress software, with a URL to one of your site's pages. But all the links in the emails are using a /appserve/ directory from Google, which is suspicious. Add to that two of the three sites NOT currently having any required updates available... AND the code referenced in the email does not match any found at or via Google...

And we have a scam.

Here's a screen shot of one of the messages.



BOTTOM LINE:


  • To my knowledge, Google doesn't send these messages - or anything like it. So disregard anything you get like this "from" Google.
  • For many of you, I monitor and update all Wordpress software weekly. So even if your software is out of date, it won't be for long.
    • Also important in that point: I'll handle it for you.

So if you got a message like this, delete and move on!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Server Connectivity Issue - Jan 6, 2017

The network of servers that includes the BWD server is currently offline (not just the BWD server, or your website) and the technicians are working to resolve. This post will be udpated when the server is back online.

The affected servers are:

host.bwd-graphics.com
force-server.com
lifestream.org

The servers were inaccessible around 2pm EST on Friday, January 6th, 2017. Updates to follow.

NOTE: at 2:10pm EST, the server is online again, but this is the second time in the past hour the server has been offline. We will consider this temporarily resolved, but will monitor.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Server Connectivity Issues - Nov 30 ~2:00pm EST

The server that hosts BWD websites (host.bwd-graphics.com) has been very slow, and or not connected at all for the past 30 minutes or so. InMotion Hosting (the company that maintains the server) is aware of the issue and taking steps to remedy this. I will update this post when full connectivity has been restored.

UPDATE: RESOLVED. The server seems to be running normally around 2:40pm. Please contact us if you are still experiencing any slowness or not able to connect to your website or email.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Servers Offline - 8/26/16 - 3pm ET

BWD and Force servers down. Message from data center:

Network Packetloss
We are currently experiencing Network Connectivity issues to our West Coast Data Center, At this time we are currently working on getting this matter resolved as quickly as possible, and services will be restored as quickly as possible.

Will monitor and expedite return of service in any way possible. Also will update this post with any relevant information.

RESOLVED: 3:19pm ET