July 31, 2008
On July 24, VOM’s Web site was deliberately attacked forcing us to take the site offline temporarily. Our network engineers say the attack originated outside the United States. We have to believe the intent was to silence the online voice of the persecuted church.
We can confidently say that NO FINANCIAL DATA from online orders was compromised because of this attack. That is because no financial data is stored on our web server. If you have made an online donation to The Voice of the Martyrs, your information is safe.
We have already begun building a new persecution.com site. Until that process is complete we have temporarily replaced our homepage with this site. You may notice that not all the features of persecution.com are here. We are taking time to strengthen our servers against this type of attack. We are strong in our resolve to continue to provide stories and information about the persecuted church to you - the defenders of the body of Christ in restricted nations.
We apologize for any inconvenience this interruption has caused, but at the same time we are thrilled our work is so effective that enemies of the Gospel took notice. Please pray for persecuted Christians around the world, especially during this Olympic season as the attention of the world turns to China.
For those in bonds, THE VOM WEB TEAM