Earlier today our systems were probed and a sensitive piece of information was used incorrectly to access our site. In all cases so far we believe the attemped hacker was prevented access to our network.
The IP addresses used began with 126.96.36.199 using probing techniques which were recognized by the site’s application firewall and blocked. This IP address is registered to a mobile phone company in the Ukraine.
Upon blocking the first IP new different IP addresses were utilized in combination with the telephone number of Ultimate SEO’s founder’s grandparents from the 1980-1990s. This phone number is not in use other than as a password to Matthew Leffler’s local machine.
Additional IP addresses used included 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 as well as 18.104.22.168. These IP addresses all appear the be web hosts. The following domains are hosted at these addes: