Hacked Off

We take great care with our WebShop and our ever popular Blog that we have a team to look after all sorts of social media including this blog for us. At the beginning of the week we had one of our page owner’s account hacked. The hacker then posted up a few pictures of jihad extremists. Hopefully it wasn’t noticed by many and nobody was offended (although we were). Needless to say Facebook suspended the account before we could get into the account to remove the garbage. Thanks to David F. who kindly alerted us of the hack first thing to let us know by sending us screen shot before the account was suspended. Within minutes we had declared DEFCON 2 – and we had changed ALL our passwords and notified Facebook that we had been hacked. Of course Facebook don’t give a flying fur coat with no response, luckily our recovery email got us back into the account. Hopefully now with all the password changes the links from various pages will work which also had to be updated. We’re pretty sure that we are back up and running again as normal now. We are not fans of Facebook at the best of times, and this has made us even bigger fans – NOT. We needed all that extra hassle like a rust bubble under fresh paint job!

A worry note from our tech savvy behind the scenes wizards;

With the current super fast PC graphics cards hitting the market like the Nvidia 4090, the hack rate is frighteningly fast for a brute force password attack. Our advise is turn on all the security you can, especially any two-factor authentication where possible, change and create new strong passwords regularly.

The most worrying fact about this new breed of graphics card?

Their cryptographic performance can break into an 8-digit password in 48 minutes!

Our Cars

We have managed to clear the customer cars as we had hoped in time for the Christmas break. this has allowed us to move our own project into the workshops. Our much loved ’65 Ford Falcon Ranchero needs a little TLC. However Adam’s idea of “a little a TLC” is “go to town on it”. So that is what we are doing.

Then we started the body and trim strip down.

The engine and gearbox was taken out ready for a refresh, to what degree? Adam hasn’t decided yet.

With the engine out we get a good look at the engine bay.

We shall bring more updates as we go along with this project.

WebShop

This time next week it will be the big day itself. With more Royal Fail strikes scheduled towards the end of next week, time is getting very tight for deliveries, no matter who you order from. The ideal prezzie for the petrol head is still our vouchers. Download and print at home – job done.

Instead of sitting there watching recycled crap on the TV, what better way is there to spend the afternoon than browsing our WebShop for your Mustang goodies ready for the nice weather again?

Stay Safe & Take Care!

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A business dedicated to restoration of Classic Mustangs. We supply parts for all ages of Mustangs 1964 to present day, servicing, restoration and custom builds. Anything your Mustang needs, we can help.
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4 Responses to Hacked Off

  1. I agree with Simon, Hackers are vermin and need to be locked up for life.
    Great Post. 👍

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Simon says:

    How do they get their kicks??? Never really worked this out, truly low lifes….

    Liked by 1 person

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