Having a safe and secure website is mandatory to expand your online business. For your ease, some campaigns are conducted on hacked websites. When the results were out, technicians noticed certain trends in the hacked sites. In this blog, we’re going to discuss the trends with you in detail. So, let’s start reading.
There’s some bad news for the online businessmen. Since 2015, the number of hacked sites has increased considerably reaching near about 32% in 2016. The sad part is that, we are not seeing any ray of hope to bring down this rapidly increasing percentage in 2017. Day by day, the hackers are becoming active with obsoleting more and more sites. Experts predict that this process is going to continue and the hackers will make huge profit out of it.
However, every problem has a solution and the hacking case is not an exception to it. You’ll be happy to know that approximately 84% of webmasters applying for reconsideration are able to restore their sites safely. But, 61% of webmasters whose sites have been hacked didn’t get any Google notification about their sites getting infected. If your site is hacked, you’ll also not receive any such notification in case Search Console didn’t verify it. Remember to register your website in Search Console so as to keep an eye on it always. To Google, Search Console is the informer that communicates the owners about its condition time to time.
We seek suggestions from many tech-savvies to find out security solutions for your website. E-commerce sites having lucid documents are more prone to risks. Hence, you should reserve some time for making documents more informative and useful by working hard on it. If your website has been compromised, use our offered documentation to get fresh and more content. Here’s the highlight.
Update your software version regularly. Otherwise, your site will become vulnerable to spammers. Many a time, attackers guess the passwords scanning through combination of different letters randomly. It means that you need to set a strong password to prevent your website from such activities.
Learning glossary of hacked website also will help you a lot. You should know some important terms like Configuration Files, Back Door, Content Management System and Administrator Privileges.
When you get fake warning messages of anti-virus, someone is hacking your website. Besides, coming up of multiple unwanted toolbars you cannot recognize also points to the same fact. If your page is redirecting to a website you don’t want, then your website is already in the hands of the spammers.
Now, we’re going to give you another solution to help you get rid of this. Sites outdated by known methods can be cleaned easily. During the campaign, we noticed that the procedure of hacking is more or less similar in most of the websites. Our professionals investigate the similarities in a particular method of hacking to suggest you some effective clean up guides.
Let’s have a look at the guides through which you can get back your hacked site in a secure way.
Japanese Keywords Hack: On the website needs to be targeted, Japanese Keywords Hack create new web pages containing content written in Japanese language. By generating the directory names randomly, they get the names of the targeted sites. Affiliate links of fake brands are used to monetize these pages. Google, then, show up these pages in its SERPs. Oftentimes, the hacker’s account is taken as site owner’s account by mistake in Search Console.
Gibberish Hack: In this type of hacking, numerous pages having meaningless sentences stuffed with keywords on the targeted website are created automatically. When the hackers do it, those pages appear easily on Google’s search lists. If your audience land on such a page, it will redirect him to some porn sites.
Cloaked Keywords Hack: If your website is containing non-sensical links, images, and content, then it is hacked using Cloaked Link and Keywords method. However, at first glance, the site may appear absolutely normal to you as it may contain basic elements of template from the original site. But, when you read the content, you’ll realize that it has been hacked. Cloaking methods are used by the hackers for curtaining the malicious content. Consequently, the original page comes up with the big sign of 404 error page.
Instead of curing your damaged site, investing time in preventing it from such mishaps is better. Your Content Management Systems providers should inform you about the latest announcements and releases. If you have any doubt, get it cleared immediately from the professionals. Go to Webmaster Help Forums to get answers of your questions.