Social media platforms to the rescue of viciously hacked Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference Web site

The websites for the Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference and the Hispanic PR Blog were viciously hacked by someone Friday in the middle of the conference’s busiest registration period.  Visitors using PCs to access the conference web site (www.HispanicPRConference.com) or the Hispanic PR Blog (www.HispanicPRBlog.com) were met with a Trojan Horse virus that was apparently “injected” into the code of both web sites by a cyber attacker.

Individuals wishing to register for the conference are urged to type the conference’s official domain name www.HispanicPRConference.com, which will now redirect them to a safe, correct page for registrations through a system that is not on the hosting server that was attacked.

“The most important message we have is that the conference registrations continue online at the newly redirected HispanicPRConference.com, in person through Wednesday morning or even by phone at 305.321.5002 if necessary,” said conference organizer and co-publisher of the Hispanic PR Blog.  

“We were able to make technical changes swiftly to restore the Hispanic PR Blog web site Saturday afternoon but will now work with our multiple social media platforms to keep registrants and other interested parties informed about registering for the conference,” said Ruiz.  “In-depth registration and conference information is now being filtered through the Hispanic PR Blog, our Facebook group Hispanic PR/Social Media, our Twitter account @HispanicPR and our conference Twitter hashtag #hprconf.”  

To download the latest schedule of presentations and speakers for the 2010 Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference, May 10-12, click MASTER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Updated version May 7 2010).