Local farmer's market website targeted by Russian hackers
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
People are on high alert after a record-breaking computer hack by a Russian crime ring stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords.
Some Nashvillians say they were targeted by the same group weeks ago.
A hacker from Russia reportedly stole the website for the East Nashville Farmer's Market in a matter of minutes.
"We looked at our server to see if it had gone down," said Ron Beagle, a website developer. "I called GoDaddy and they informed me the domain website had been stolen."
The website is the primary way the farmer's market reaches local farmers.
"We've been up for three months with this new website and we've seen a lot more Google hits. We've had an upswing in searches," said Hank Delvin with the East Nashville Farmer's Market. "It's been a fantastic website and now it's gone."
Delvin said he may never get the website back. He doesn't know who is controlling his website and is unsure if he will ever know.
Delvin said if this can happen to him, it can happen to anyone with a website. And there's not much anyone can do about it.
"It's very scary that he could go in and steal my domain name registration and I lose total control over the website," he said. "The help we got from GoDaddy was mixed at best."
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