If you suspect your company website has been hacked, you’re probably in panic mode right about now. You can imagine an evil looking person sitting in a dark room, tapping away as he/she delves maliciously into your website and your business, wreaking havoc along the way. While this scenario could be true, usually it’s bots or the deployment of scripts that cause all the trouble – and it’s usually targeted at a large group or network of websites, not just yours. You may not be breathing a sigh of relief yet, but rest assured a trusted web development and design agency like ours is capable of handling most of these issues.
Bots are actually web robots capable of performing tasks at a far faster rate than a human could, and are a software application that runs scripts (automated tasks) across the web. Bots may inject your site with malware that infects the computers of those who visit your website or even place blog posts that appear to be spammy ads on your website after finding a vulnerability.
Luckily for those whose websites are developed using WordPress, hacking isn’t as much of a problem as WordPress has a large community of developers who work vigorously to stay on top of hackers. Additionally, this CMS (content management system) also has countless plugins designed for various purposes, many for the sole purpose of detecting threats and notifying web developers if anything suspicious is going on, such as when a file is modified or uploaded.
Ultimately, by choosing a secure WordPress host offering automatic updates, a secure firewall, and real-time detection of threats, the majority of potential attacks by hackers can be stopped in their tracks as your website is less vulnerable than those developed using other platforms.
It’s unfortunate that there are people who are computer-savvy and have nothing better to do than learn all they can about hacking whether for financial gain, out of boredom, or just pure meanness. Thankfully our team of Atlanta web developers are up for the fight, and are able to help when your website becomes vulnerable! For all your website design or digital marketing needs, count on the pros at EBB Web Design.Google+