Category Archives: News

ALERT: major brute-force password-guessing attack on WordPress sites underway

There’s a significant attack by a botnet on WordPress sites, where the bots are trying to guess the passwords of common admin logins.  More info: If you are using WordPress and are using a common username or a common password, change it immediately to something less obvious. Update your WordPress admin password when in… Read More »

Planned maintenance:, upgrades – Done

In order to expand disk space to accommodate larger user disk allowances, Zimbra servers and will be taken offline briefly this weekend: – starting at 3 AM EDT, Saturday, April 6th – COMPLETED 5:20 AM April 6 – starting at 3 AM EDT, Sunday, April 7th – COMPLETED with no downtime.  

Phishing/Malware email

We’re seeing a significant  increase in the number of ‘phishing’ and malware email messages. Most of these are being stopped by Postini’s spam/virus filters, but some are getting through, and some are getting past our own spam/virus filters that we use to supplement Postini. These messages are well crafted and look like legitimate email from… Read More »

Using strong passwords

Over the past few months we’ve seen an enormous jump in the number of password-guessing attacks on our mail servers.  The attackers are spammers who are trying to get access to legitimate accounts so they can send spam. We have software in place that identifies and blocks these attacks, but if a password is too… Read More »

Bogus emails from

Some  HIS customers reported getting emails pretending to be from and containing a bogus alert message. From: “ support” <> Subject: account notification or Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details From: We are blocking them on our SPAm filters. However, if you received one of those Do not click on any… Read More »

Facebook Phishing Email

We’ve started seeing email that looks like this: (This is just a screengrab image – the links above aren’t live). The message looks real enough (which is the idea) but it did not come from Facebook.  The link actually goes to servers in 15 locations in Korea, Japan, Brazil, Hungary, Poland and the Ukraine, where… Read More »