Hey dive buddies!
Many of you have sent us emails regarding issues with the website today. Thank you for staying on top of this and helping out. After researching the matter, we discovered that someone implanted some script into various places in our database. This is a malicious attack that can only be thwarted and not completely prevented. Many websites suffer from similar issues and the best course of action is to develop code and procedures to reduce the problem, which we did when we first created DiveBuddy. That is why we’ve gone so long without a single problem :) So when it does finally happen, the next best thing we can do is fix it, which we did in about an hour today. No data was stolen and no data was corrupted.
We appologize for the inconvenience. We’ll do everything we can to fix issues like this as quickly as we can if and when they happen again.
BTW, all passwords in our database are encrypted...so anyone that does happen to see our data will only see a garbled mess of numbers, letters and symbols. We don’t store credit card info or social security numbers so there is nothing sensitive to be concerned about. Unless you really don’t want a hacker knowing about the number of dives you’ve made :)
Thanks again and we appreciate your patience and understanding during times like this.
Greg and Becky Davis