Yesterday, a well-known agent’s website was hacked by Islam Warriors.
They used the Gibbs Gillespie website to push their message that human rights are not optional, and that terrorism is not Islam.
At the same time, very loud music was being belted out.
All that could be seen of the Gibbs Gillespie site itself was an image of previous awards and their negotiators at work, plus the live chat – apparently disabled by the hackers – and an invitation to find the firm on social media.
Very shortly after we took this screengrab yesterday afternoon, the site went down completely.
Yesterday evening, a spokesperson for Gibbs Gillespie – a multi award-winning firm with branches across Middlesex, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire – said: “We closed our site immediately when we became aware of the attack.
“A team of experts is reviewing and upgrading wherever possible all security protocols.
“So far as we are aware, no data leaks have occurred and all personal and financial data held by Gibbs Gillespie remains secure. The site will reopen as soon as we are fully satisfied with the reinforced security.”
This morning, the site is more recognisably that of Gibbs Gillespie, but is still down, with a holding message saying it is undergoing maintenance.
We wish the firm well in trying to get back to order – and since the tweet that alerted us to Gibbs Gillespie’s problem warned that “agents aren’t liked at the best of times”, perhaps our readers should take notice.