Sie wurden gehackt?

The word “hacked” comes from the English language and is now often heard, especially in relation to websites. However, usually without further definition.

If your site has been “hacked”, this means, among other things:


     

  • Someone has unauthorized access to your customer account or hosting account (typically via FTP (File Transfer Protocol)). With FTP access, hackers can put their own code on your website, modify your website and even delete it.
     

  • After hackers gain access to your site, add malicious code there. What the code does exactly depends on the goals of the hacker – popular goals include sending SPAM, setting up phishing sites, or advertising and links.

    Hacking can be extremely inconspicuous, so sometimes you do not notice that your website has been hacked. But sometimes hackers are very noticeable and paralyze your site or replace it with obscene content.

    Here are some awkward things that hackers do on websites:


       

    • Install viruses on visitors’ computers
       

    • Redirect visitors to other websites
       

    • Use your site to attack other sites so that they are paralyzed

      Unfortunately, there is no panacea for a hacked website, but there are many things that can help you avoid becoming a victim of hacking.

         

      • Use a strong password. So something safe than simply hanging a 1 on your dog’s name. For more information, see PasswordGenerator.eu.
         

      • Scan your website regularly. Many companies offer tools that let you search your site for malicious code, suspicious code, or activity.
         

      • Update your website’s software. If you’re using WordPress®, updating the software will mean the difference between a properly functioning website and a malware-infected website.

        By being aware of the hacker threat and taking a few precautions, you can prevent your visitors or other sites on the Internet from being harmed by your site.

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