Even the most popular hosting website gets occasionally hacked. It is important to recognize the signs of the attack, because they may not be always really obvious. If your page looks or acts differently, it is very likely that it was a victim of a breach. Fortunately, there are resources available that will help you protect and defend your page, and make it less prone to security issues going forward. Malware is currently the most common form of attack and it is often difficult to detect, because it was design with that goal.
- Indicators of malware include spam in Google search results and changes in analytics patterns.
- Using a security scanner such as MalCare is better than relying on manual scanning and cleaning.
- If you revert to a site backup, you will lose recent changes and may be exposed to vulnerabilities that lead to the hack.
“The important thing to remember is that hacks can be resolved.”