Late one Thursday evening we received a phone call saying help was needed urgently as the NECC training website had been hacked and took offline due to a security breach. As we were approaching closing time, in comes a man on a mission and at this point, the case begins to transpire. The website had been subject to a hack which relentlessly brought the website to a standstill on three separate occasions. The decision was made very quickly that a rebuild was required as the previous attempts to clear the infected files were not working. A rebuild in lightning fast time was the brief!
The weekend passed and we had the training website back online. The idea was not to improve the aesthetics at this stage nor work on the complex elements of constantly updating the jobs element of the website. We simply had to make an identical copy of the website, and fast. Our front end designers worked on making an identical copy of the website whilst a back end developer worked on bringing the content management system together so we could get all hands on deck to help re-populate the animal that this website was.
Working to tight deadlines can always be a challenge, however this deadline pushed us to our working limits. The amount of back end development makes this project really interesting and exciting as we got our teeth stuck into a coders dream. Not to mention helping out one of the region's most recognised institutions.
With a replica website in place and locked down the team behind the programme are very happy with the results. The NECC are happy too. We look forward to supporting them in future projects moving forward, should they need our help.