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In recent years the number of websites on the internet has decreased because they are no longer active. A lot of these inactive websites are so, due to being hacked. Hacking is extremely common. The hackers are not always interested in the content of your website, but also in the use of your server so that they can send out spam emails or illegal files. This is why webite security is vital.
Reasons Why You Get Hacked
The reasons as to why your website gets hacked can vary depending on who you are. If you are a small to medium sized company, using a platform such as WordPress for example, automated hacks can be carried out. Sometimes it can be one particular thing on your website that draws in hackers. For example, if you have a Plugin installed, this can attract a bunch of attacks. Another form of attack is known as a Targeted Attack, which is commonly aimed at large businesses. The reason for these types of attack is to pull down your website. Financial advantage is one of the most apparent reasons as to why websites get hacked. The hackers will use attacks to endeavor to make money from the visitors of your website. Another common reason for hacking is to gain use of your website’s server and bandwidth resources. The hacker can gain access to these without you even knowing, until either you receive a huge bill or your host shuts you down. Finally, (and maybe hard to believe), a good percentage of hackers carry out attacks due to sheer boredom. Not wanting to generalise, but the majority of these hackers are teenagers with a lot of time on their hands and therefore attack to keep themselves entertained.
Consequences of Being Hacked
When targeted by a hacker the consequences of an attack could be destructive, causing loss in ad revenue for your company. If your website is blacklisted because of a hacking attack, you will lose your SEO ranking on a search engine page and this can take months for you to recover your place on these pages.
A website that has been hacked can destroy trust from visitors. Trust that has taken years to build. It is very important for your audience to trust in your brand, but something as simple as a virus can kill this trust in minutes. Hackers can cost you a lot of time and money. Without any warning that your website may be brought down, you will be left with a lot questions: Why did this happen? Will I ever get back online? Have I lost all my data? You could spend a lot of time disputing with your host provider, trying to explain that you need to get back online as you are losing business. These are all things that can take away from your business and things that you can prevent from happening by having website security
How Hackers Compromise Your Website
Due to a lack of web security, a hacker can add code to your database and therefore do many things with your data. This can include deleting data, retrieving it or even changing it. They can also insert codes which can send spam from your website to your visitors. A hacker can also use a technique called a ‘backdoor’ which means they can gain access to your website even when you assume you have got rid of all infected files. Lastly, and most simple of all, is guessing a password to gain access to your website. Always make sure that you do not have a weak password and also change it from time to time.
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