District of Taylor based in Detroit of US State of Michigan is all set to invest $20,000 to beef its official website as per the latest Cybersecurity standards. The decision was taken after the website fell prey to a cyberattack on May 13th of last month when hackers targeted the website users with a link-jacking attack in which they were redirected to web portals laced with malware and scamming activities.
“As the website was using an obsolete coding language and had no new security standards to adhere, the management decided that it was highly susceptible to cyber-attacks. And so has managed to band-aid it in a temporary note until a permanent solution is found”, said Paula Calla, the Community Services Manager.
In the recent cyber attack, there has been no personal information compromise and so the website visitors need to worry about their data being accessed by hackers added Paula Calla.
A web development company named Alpha Strategy was contracted to redesign and upgrade the website related to the Taylor District and the Lone Wolf website. And they have succeeded in bagging the $20K contract in June 1st week of this year.
And the additional investment of $10k worth is also expected to be invested at a later time of this year and will include services such as SEO optimization, social media updates, newsletters, email signatures, marketing, and content development related to both the portals.
Councilor Brent Taillefer of District of Taylor has endorsed the developments as true.