Author: Joseph Chang

Why Would Anyone Wants To Hack My Website?

Do you know that . . . 44% of web traffic is from humans 56% of web traffic is from bots, impersonators, hacking tools, scrapers and spammers About 37,000 websites are hacked everyday In early April 2013, millions of websites around the world, that are using WordPress, were attacked by hackers. The hackers use over 90,000 compromised computers to attack millions of websites. These hackers were taking advantage of the fact that many people do not take basic security precautions for their website. The hackers were looking for easy targets … the “low hanging fruit.” The hackers were using Brute Force attack to try to login to the WordPress site using the username ‘admin’ and guessing the password using common (very insecure) passwords such as ‘admin’, ‘password’, ‘123456’, ‘222222’ or ‘qwerty’. A large network of compromised computers and servers, which they had already hacked, were used to create a massive attack on other websites. These computers were used in an automated fashion to attempt to login to the WordPress sites. Once logged in, the hacker has control over the website, which could then be used to launch further attacks. It is very likely that many of these website owners are unaware that their websites have even been hacked. If you think that your website is just too insignificant to be noticed by hackers, think again, your site might just be the ideal...

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Hacked Website Being Used To Impersonate Microsoft

Did you receive this email by “Microsoft” stating that some unusual activities have been detected due to security protocols and you cannot send or receive new messages until you verify your Mailbox? DO NOT PANIC! Before you decided to click the Verify button, check the actual hyperlink of this button by moving your mouse over the Verify button and you will see the actual link at the bottom left corner of your computer screen. Want to know what happened if I go to the domain, in this case, studio41creativehairdesign.com, of that website? My Kaspersky Internet Security immediately identified it as a phishing URL. My anti-virus on my computer identified the website having virus. Want to know who own this website and who is hosting this domain? A quick check at ICANN WHOIS site gives me the following information. Domain Name: STUDIO41CREATIVEHAIRDESIGN.COM Registry Domain ID: 1532031266_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.launchpad.com Registrar URL: LaunchPad.com Updated Date: 2015-11-27T06:19:35Z Creation Date: 2008-12-08T20:27:59Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-12-08T20:27:59Z Registrar: Launchpad, Inc. (HostGator) Registrar IANA ID: 955 Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: Jody Teska Registrant Organization: Studio41 Registrant Street: 11137 Jordan Road Registrant City: Cato Registrant State/Province: New York Registrant Postal Code: 13033 Registrant Country: US Registrant Phone: +1.3154158692 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: jodyteska@gmail.com Registry Admin ID: Admin Name: Jody Teska Admin Organization: Studio41 Admin Street:...

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What To Do When Website Is Hacked?

Website hacking is on the rise globally and the target are usually small businesses. As more and more eCommerce websites are developed, it becomes the target of criminal hackers. Here is a 2016 Q1 report on Website Hacked Trend by the Sucuri. You can easily find hack tool on hackers website or learn about hacking websites at the hackers site but be careful when you browsing the hacker website because these hacking sites might be installed with hack tool or hacking programs that will try to infect or steal information from your computer. Most young people who are internet savvy would be keen or just curious to learn about website hack and will try their hand to successfully hack a website. After their first successful attempt, they may start hacking sites, soon, they’ll be known as website hacker by their peers and going about performing website hack. So, what to do when website is hacked? Below are 5 steps you can take. Stay Clam You don’t need to tell the whole world that “my website has been hacked!!!”. It is not the end of the whole. There are companies out there that provide services to fix or repair hacked website (eg. Integrity System Integrator), so, don’t panic. Get Help Unless you are technically well versed with website programming or codes, I suggest you engage a company that offers reliable service...

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