About the Parish’s Listing on Google

On December 20, 2016, Holy Trinity was informed by Google that the parish’s website, holytrinity-oca.org, was hacked by a third party. Holy Trinity’s web host confirmed on December 21 that a hacker exploited a vulnerable plugin in order to add a redirect code within the server’s main configuration file. 

This action did not result in any of the parish’s webpages being modified (so visitors accessing the website were not adversely affected), but it did cause the listing on Google’s search engine to be inundated with false listings and redirects to a marketing company claiming to be associated with the Japanese Olympic Committee. 

The vulnerability was completely remedied on December 21 and additional security measures were taken to ensure malicious injections would not happen in the future. We are currently working with Google to correct our listing and apologize for any inconvenience. The process may take up to two weeks.

The website remains safe to access and navigate despite the warning on the Google listing. For more information, please contact the webmaster.

Update—January 3, 2017: Holy Trinity’s Google listing has been restored as of January 1, 2017. The search listing does erronously indicate that the site is not mobile friendly and Holy Trinity has asked that that label be reconsidered. That request may take a few weeks to process as well.