CyberCrime Archive. List Of
Potentially Hacked Websites
Found By Our Scanners
Google blacklists 10,000+ websites every day. Is your site one of them?
Thousands of websites are being blacklisted by Google every day. If Google detects malware on your site and you are blacklisted by Google the visitors to your site will see a big warning saying this site might harm your computer
Why Would Hackers Hack A Website ?
20% of all small businesses will be hacked within one year
(source: National Cyber Security Alliance)
31% of targeted attacks focus on businesses with fewer than 250 employees
It all boils to money in the end. Hackers have numerous ways they can make money from your website once they have control of it. Be it using your website to host illegal/Objectionable, use it as a spam email server, use it boost the SEO of pharmacy sites, spreading their nasty malware to your visitors etc. there is one common reason.. Money!
Unfortunately the days of small businesses relying on “security through obscurity” to protect them are gone forever. Hackers have great financial incentive to unleash sophisticated — and often highly automated — attacks on even the smallest sites.
How Do Websites Get Hacked ?
Websites are usually hacked for the following reasons: They have not kept their website updated with the latest software updates, their passwords are not strong enough, on a shared server with other hacked sites, server’s file permissions let hackers inject content or just the software you are using has a vulnerability (even when updated to the latest versions)
Every day, criminals compromise thousands of websites. Hacks are often invisible to users, yet remain harmful to anyone viewing the page — including the site owner. For example, unbeknownst to the site owner, the hacker may have infected their site with harmful code which in turn can record keystrokes on visitors’ computers, stealing login credentials for online banking or financial transactions.
Have We Emailed You Lately ? DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER
After each website we clean we set our servers off to actively look for other websites that have been infected with this same hack. When they find one we actively try to contact the owners and let them know they have been compromised. Even though this search usually returns thousands of results, we currently just contact the owners of the top 200 results. If we have emailed you, that means your business website is in the top 200 hacked websites for this type of Malware.
We understand the immediate response to this email will be suspicion and you will want to know why we have taken the time to contact you about your website being hacked. We feel it is better that website owners are notified about this as soon as possible and websites are cleaned immediately to stop the spread of further infection around the internet. So please don’t shoot the messenger ! READ MORE ON OUR BLOG
Unfortunately companies only realise they need protection after being hacked
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