And now a word from the IT dept.

Charles here, with a sobering website update.

For the past 7 days, malicious code has been injected into the laeliasky.com pages. We’re still not completely sure what caused this, but it’s now largely under control. If you visited the site in the last 7 days, you may have seen some pop-up window come up when you visited the site with something anti-virus related. If you clicked on that link, you may have unwittingly installed malware on your computer.

Here’s what this means for you:

  • If you’re using a different OS from Windows (Mac or Linux), you should be fine.
  • If you have an antivirus program installed that includes real-time scanning, you should be fine–the script would have been blocked–but you may want to run a full virus scan just in case.
  • If you don’t have real-time scanning on your antivirus software or don’t have any installed, you should install some and run a full scan. There are many places to go to get free antivirus software, but Avast is what we use, and we’re pretty happy with it.

I’m sorry this happened, and I’m especially sorry if you find yourself cleaning a malware infection out of your computer. I’m pretty sure you come to laeliasky.com for updates on our darling daughter, not for a crash course in malware prevention. We may have some downtime over the next couple weeks as we try to clear out the last vestiges of this code; please be patient with us.

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