WordPress, our website development tool, recently went through a major upgrade and we have noticed a substantial increase in bogus international attempts to register on the site or to access its data. There have been about 1,000 such attempts in the past week alone, all stopped by our suite of security software.
Usually, intruders want to access financial information – credit cards and such, which are not kept on this website – or to access the server and use it to send spam e-mail. Our server stats show no indication that this has happened.
To err on the side of caution, all new NSYWE website registration requests will be denied. The final two rehearsal and concert weekends are fast approaching so it is unlikely that we will take on any new members now.
We may implement a more robust registration process, probably over the summer.