- Posted by 1st-IT Team
- On 20th January 2017
Having your website hacked can be damaging.
Hackers usually use two ways to compromise your website which includes a use of spam or Malware. Spam causes your website to be filled with a lot of text and links which leads to their website. Instead of the hackers working on their own website they will chose to work on yours and add in visible or hidden links. This can also include phishing which will look like an exact copy of your website, these phishing sites will be able to steal your clients information. Hackers use Malware to infect your site with a malicious software that will infect everyone else’s computer when clicked on your site. The malicious software usually hacks into your system and steal passwords, credit card details and other important things.
Hackers are experienced and know which websites to hack as they can tell if it is vulnerable or not. If your website is targeted at it can still function as normal but somewhere in the background there is a hidden infection that is expanding and will cause damage to your website. If you think that there is a threat to your website you will need to do the following steps:
- Warn your web host – They should offer assistance to you over the phone to recover your site.
- Take your site offline – This will allow users to be protected against the infection
- Assess the damage that had been created on your website and this can be done by an IT specialist such as ourselves as we offer companies IT Support.
- Changes need to be made – You will need an IT specialist for this as it can be difficult to change all the passwords and update all the software’s.
- Last but not least, fixing the website – This requires technical skills which persists of removing all the spam and malware that the hacker has placed on your website. 1st IT can assist you with making sure that your website is up and running properly again.
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