It has happened. The thing one dreads has happened, and our website has been hacked, significantly. One dreads this sort of thing but at the same time rather hoping and assuming that this sort of thing doesn’t happen to innocent little websites like ours – the CIA maybe, or the Pentagon, or Sony, or a big financial institution, but not Tom’s Barn…
We have learnt a lot of painful things over the weekend, and one is that it isn’t necessarily anyone looking specifically for vital information, but automated bits of software, just looking for any chink through which to worm their way into the works of a website – in our case, into a WordPress website.
It did not take our web man, Jeremy Brough, very long to restore the bare bones of our site but it will take a great deal more time and thought to restore it to how it was. As we had for some time been planning a complete revamp of our site, it might seem now is the time to tackle that but there is a lot of mess to be cleared up first… One can’t start redecorating when surrounded by rubble and mess.
So, ‘please bear with us’ and ‘thank you for your patience’ as those tedious and insincere telephone recorded voices bid one relentlessly and without conviction… Website-wise things are pretty rough at the moment, and we are genuinely very (very!) sorry, but all being well you can still see the blog posts, and still book if you want to.
And if anyone has some really helpful suggestions about how we could improve and modernise things as we go, we’d be delighted to hear, please!
We have recently as a business joined Friends of the Peak. This charity is run and managed by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and its aim is to safeguard the landscapes of Britain’s first and most beautiful national park. They challenge and campaign against developments that threaten the Peak District’s beauty and tranquillity.They […]
Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn have been closed this week for a complete repaint and spring clean. The painters have already completed Douglas’s Barn and Janet and Louise have worked their magic to get it all spruced up and ready for business again. Tom’s Barn will be open again next Friday and Douglas’s is available […]
Happy new year to everyone, hoping it is going to be a good one! We have nearly completed our 1st year here at Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn and what a great year it has been. Met some lovely people, lovely well behaved dogs and a few beautiful babies. Looking forward to the coming year […]