Don't Wait Unit It's Too Late!
If your website has been hacked in the last year, keep reading. According to Google, there has been an increase in hacked sites by 32% in 2016 compared to 2015. Hackers are becoming more aggressive, and as sites become more and more outdated, they become more susceptible to attack. Unsure if your site has been hacked? Look for these signs:
- Gibberish Hack: pages become filled wish gibberish text. Hackers do this so Google picks them up and shows them in search results.
- Japanese Word Hacks: new pages will appear on the site with links to stores selling fake brand merchandise.
- Cloaked Keywords Hack: these hacks automatically create pages with nonsensical sentences, words, links and images. They may look like actual pages on the website until you read the content.
How can you prevent these kinds of hacks? By ensuring your site is properly maintained and security is constantly upgraded. Websites are only as strong as their weakest link. If security is weak, all else will follow suit. If you're already a customer of Wingman Planning, contact us today to learn more about site security and maintenance packages.