As a result of a site hack, attackers will gain access to internal files, be able to pull information from the administrative panel of the web resource and introduce malware to the site to use it for their own selfish purposes. In this article we'll tell you what signs are indicative of a compromised site.
The most frequently hacked sites are those based on free content management systems. These include the well-known WordPress and Drupal - they are widespread, so attackers most often look for vulnerabilities in these very CMS. And from time to time they find them.
To detect a hack, the first thing you should do is check your Yandex.Webmaster and Google Search Console accounts - the search engine security system will correctly report the presence of security vulnerabilities in 80% of cases. But we are talking about vulnerabilities, not hacks, so you still have to work with your hands.
Let's take a look at the key steps to help identify a hack:
These actions, in most cases, will help determine the presence of a break-in.
And here are some more indirect and direct signs that may indicate the presence of malware on the server:
If you discovered the fact of hacking, you should immediately:
You can get more information from our experts by contacting us through Livechat or by phone. Remember, you need to act quickly and decisively during a break-in, otherwise you risk aggravating the consequences and losses.