malicious scripts

This morning, one of our clients’ sites was down. We did some basic checks, everything appeared to be fine. While we continued to investigate the problem, in the back of our minds, we wondered whether the website could have been hacked.

If your website has ever been hacked, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s the worst feeling in the world. Your heart sinks as you begin to imagine how hard it will be to clean up the mess and get your site back to where it was. You start asking rapid-fire questions about why anyone would do this to you, are there backups, could you have prevented the attack, is your computer also infected, how can you clean it up, are there costs involved….?  It’s a terrible feeling.

It might be comforting to know that even the most secure sites,… Continue reading