"We're seeing a lot of small businesses right now are being targeted by threat actors looking for vulnerabilities in their existing infrastructure," FBI Special Agent Scott Augenbaum explained, adding, "A lot of these targets right now are small businesses that are using free software to maintain their website."
suggests people not visit websites that have been hacked.
"We have seen cases where the bad guys have installed malicious code on a website.
So I would stay really with the major websites that are out there," Augenbaum
Non-profit and charitable websites have been a frequent target of the hackers and Augenbaum
said it's unfortunate because it knocks those websites offline, which is how non-profits take donaitons.
"When this happens, it's really detrimental.
The larger organizations can survive, but a lot of times the smaller organizations, it drives people away," he