Over the last 3 of 4 years we have noticed more and more websites coming under attack by hackers. In fact it has recently been estimated that as many as 30,000 websites are now hacked every single day. Everyone I talk to this about always ask "Who is doing the hacking? Why do they bother?". Well the truth is that hackers come in all different shapes and sizes, they range from young groups of hackers who are doing it for the laugh to more malicious groups of cyber criminals and everything in between.
Young groups of hackers tend to not do too much damage to a website when they gain access
The young groups of hackers tend to not do too much damage to a website when they gain access, they will generally deface the site but tend not to wipe the server clean of data and they will seldom come back after you clean up, to attack your site again. The other end of the spectrum are cyber criminals, whose aim is to get into your server and to inject malicious code onto your website, or, to use your website as a bot to attack more websites. These attacks are often subtle enough so that you might not notice anything until Google blacklist your site because Google notice there is Malware hosted on your site but the attacks can cause huge damage to your server, often the damage might result in attempting to inject code onto your site when this goes wrong it can break your content management system and can cause serious damage to your file structure and/or your Database. Other hackers are just out to cyber vandalise anything they can get their hands on.
Either way, it is becoming increasingly important to tighten up the security on your website as much as is possible so that you have as much of a chance of preventing unauthorised access as is possible. While it is impossible to keep your site 100% secure (even the CIA & NASA have been breached) we can stop 99% of hackers in their tracks by taking a series of measures to protect your website.
We can tighten the security on your website and we can monitor your server for malware, as well as keep your content management system up to date to minimise the risk of infection. We will also take a full and regular backups of all data for all clients on our ongoing website security support packages should there be a catastrophic loss of data, this will minimise the data-loss and the downtime for your business.