thisquality prevents hack attempt to access administration database

thisquality prevents hack attempt to access administration database

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Over a period of the last two weeks, thisquality has received a number of alerts noting hack attempts to compromise administration accounts in the backend of our website databases.

The attack is believed to be centralised and not targeted due to a vulnerability in our code within the staff login page.

All administration accounts require mandatory two-step verification (2FA – including other verification measures we cannot disclose), a recommendation for anyone else who holds an account with backend access for publication drafting.

This notification should not cause alarm or concern to our readers, registered users or subscribers, as our team worked quickly to prevent it from occurring.

This is the first time thisquality has experienced a hack attempt since operations began. New protocols and extra security levels have been implemented to prevent this from happening in the future.

No further information can be provided at this time.

**This update was announced in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions to notify readers of any system malfunctions, breaches or leaks.

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