Malicious Attack « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Malicious Attack

As I have been saying, it was a bit windy at the Barnegat Jetty on Friday and Saturday. This image was created with the tiipod-mounted Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Autofocus lens and the Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR . ISO 50. Evaluative metering +1 2/3 stops as framed: 1/10 sec. at f/14 in Manual mode. Central sensor/AI Servo Surround/Rear Focus AF on the nearest rock on our left and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Malicious Attack

Yesterday was a rough day at BIRDS AS ART. Unbeknownst to us, all BIRDS AS ART sites including the blog and the website were the target of a malicious hacker attack that commenced on Sunday, 23 DEC at 6:10pm. With Peter Kes being Johnny on the spot and with great help from our web hosts, the folks from Empowering Media, everything was under control by midday on Christmas Eve.

Those of you who were mis-directed or received error or virus warnings can click here to safely view yesterday’s post, “Barnegat Miracle.” Apologies to all who were inconvenienced in any way.

Seasons Greetings

Seasons greetings to all from Jennifer, Jim, Peter, and me. Enjoy family and friends, get out and make a few images, and don’t eat too much! Please accept our best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013.

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9 comments to Malicious Attack

  • Faraaz

    A BIT windy you say? Looks like I may have frozen had I been standing there. Next time though.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours. Beautiful seascape, love the rolling wave in the background.

  • Stuart Frohm

    Happy New Year to all!

  • Ron

    Art,sorry to hear about the attack, I do know how that feels, having been the victim of a vicious virus attack a couple of years ago. I will never understand why some folks do this stuff. Glad you recovered okay. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year to all at BAA. I have enjoyed the blog and look forward to its continuation in 2013.

  • Ruth Schueler

    I just do not understand why people do such things. The internet is such a great place. I am glad there was no damage…take care Artie and all of your wonderful team,

  • Merry Christmas Artie! Wonderful photo – if it had been even close to that when I was there I would have stayed in the car!

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all @ Birds As Art



  • Arla

    Sorry to hear about the attack.

    Love this seascape — it reminds me of a Winslow Homer.

  • Jim Howell

    Dear Artie and Everyone at BAA, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays! Thanks for all you do and for a GREAT 2012!

  • Happy Christmas muy friend , and a big kiss to Denise .