On or around January 24th the CECLC website suffered a major attack from hackers. The attack, which we believe originated from
Russia or Ukraine*, took down the website and hijacked our system. During the down time, any attempts to view our website resulted in blank pages being displayed. There was no known danger presented to computers of those who visited the site. We learned that our resources were stolen and used as a repository for bootleg videos and other content.
We have fully recovered from the incident with the exception of a small amount of lost content on the website, which we are working to restore. Also lost was the use of our email system. Please note: Email sent between January 24th and January 27th was likely permanently lost. If you attempted to send mail to any address @cecleadershipconference.org during that time, we probably have not seen it. Please send again.
* Editor’s note 01/30/2017
Further forensic investigation revealed that culprits are in northern India.
Hacker image by www.elbpresse.de (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons