Website hacking is a commonly used method by Internet criminals to perform their malicious tasks. Looking for security vulnerabilities and then attacking a website is beneficial for Cyber criminals in many ways - they can exploit the bandwidth, hosting etc. of the hacked website.Most valuable prey for an Intent criminal is authority websites, as we all know most of the nowadays security suites comes with Internet security features which uses databases of known bad or good websites to prevent computer infections in the first place. When Cyber criminals are successful in hacking a website with a clean history, the number of people computers that gets infected rises drastically.
Compromised websites are usually used to redirect unsuspecting computer users to misleading websites or shady offer pages. Website hacking could also lead to malware hosting or installment of spam sending scripts. Most commonly cyber criminals are targeting content management systems, some of most popular are Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Blogger etc. The biggest amount of attacks are directed to Wordpress platform, this is due to it's popularity and usage of third party plug-in systems.
The best way to prevent your website from being hacked is always install most up to date security updates. Use strong passwords. Check if all the file permissions are correct on your web server. If you are using Wordpress, be sure to update your CMS frequently, don't forget to update the plug-ins that you have installed, remove the ones that you don't use.
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