ClixSense Has Been Hacked
Earlier today (4th September 2016), I noticed someone tweeting to say ClixSense had been hacked, and telling not to open the site in front of children. I couldn't help but to try - it was of course, immediately redirected to an adult site.
*** Update as of September 13th - thanks to Eddy (his comment at the bottom of this page), it is suggested that all the ClixSense users should consider changing their email address, and also never to use the password that's been used for ClixSense again.
*** Update as of September 11th - ClixSense is now back in business but the latest update has been issued as follows.
The ClixSense owner, Jim Grago has left a message to the users on eMoneySpace forum;
Hello Everyone, first let me apologize for the issues today. Over the last several weeks we have been the target of a hacker who I believe first created the bot csadviewer and then moved on to submitting ads that when a viewer opened an attachment that popped up they got infected and their PC was compromised. Today, this hacker changed our DNS to a wonderful gay porn site. They removed our websites and email and of course with it being Sunday its hard to get any support. My phone has been ringing off the hook and my email blowing up. Please do not call or write in. We're definitely aware of this problem.
The ClixSense servers were not hacked and all of our servers are still intact and your account information was not effected. As I said above, its a DNS hack. It may take a bit for the site to come back online due to propagation but it will be back as soon as possible. I have a close friend who works with the FBI Cyber Crimes who I will reach out to later today and let them know as we're going to open an investigation on this.
Again, I am sorry this happened and it's certainly not the way I planned to start my Sunday.
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This is so unfortunate for Jim and his team, and of course the ClixSense users worldwide. Let's hope that the problem will be sorted quickly.