According to website security firm Sophos*, 30,000 websites get hacked every single day. Big corporate sites get hacked and those are the one’s you hear about in the news, but most of those sites are small businesses sites — unwittingly working for cyber criminals.
Websites by non-profits are not exempt; most of this hacker activity is automated. There is no discrimination in terms of the type of site targeted; automated probes are sent out looking for site vulnerabilities and when the find them the site is hacked.
Most hackers are not interested in your data or defacing your website, they are interested in using your site to serve malicious files or to relay spam emails. This is disastrous for your site and your business because Google will blacklist your site; which basically means traffic to your site will plummet. Your credibility as a business is also likely to take a hit as anyone looking for your site via Google will get a warning that your site is infected and dangerous to visit.
It is common practice for hackers to not only add files to your server but to inject malicious code into the files that are already there. So not only will you need to close any security holes in your website scripts but you will also need to reinstate your files from a clean backup.
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Websites seem to be getting hacked left, right and centre these days; which I have to say is extremely unsettling.
It’s unsettling for those just reading about it but more importantly those being hacked and their customers and clients.
With this in mind,I suggest that this would be a good time to try to make your own website a bit more secure. If your site becomes a host for Malware it will also be blacklisted by Google – which will inevitably undermine the credibility of your organisation.
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I provided feedback on the WCAG 2 (as representative of Guild of Accessible Website Designers) have two decades of experience and worked with hundreds of organisations.
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