On two separate occasions in the past week, the server that hosts Second Use’s website was hacked. The most recent breach occurred at approximately 12 a.m. Friday, June 29. It was the first time we have experienced anything like it in the long time that Second Use has had a web presence. In both cases, the company’s webmaster was able to remove the offending code from the website.

As a result of these two incidents, Second Use decided to move the website to a new server with higher security protocols. This transition occurred Monday, July 2, which resulted in a non-functioning website for about an hour. Now, we can happily tell you the problem has been fixed.

We apologize if this caused you any inconvenience, as we value your patronage. The Second Use website is key to our sales, and we know it’s key to your shopping experience, so it was very important that we address these problems swiftly.

For any site on the internet, we encourage you to heed any warnings issued by Google and to make sure your anti-virus software is up to date. Anyone on Windows OS can view free security software options here.

Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you back online.

Posted 7/5/2012