A favorite, and particularly sneaky, way to inject malicious content into popular CMS platforms is through fake extensions and plugins. Fake plugins disguise their malicious intent by mimicking the form and function of legitimate plugins. We will discuss a not-so-well-known fake Joomla! extension, what it does, and what you can do to protect your site from such attacks.
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Retail therapy is the act of shopping with the primary purpose to improve the buyer’s mood. This form of “therapy” is practiced among many consumers, with more than half of Americans admitting to making a purchase as a way to lift their spirits. As therapeutic as shopping can be, it also raises fear among many consumers – especially around the holiday season. With websites, including eCommerce sites, experiencing 22 attacks per day on average, shoppers have good reason to be concerned.
Regardless of whether you’re a registered Democrat or Republican, your voter data could be in jeopardy of being compromised by cybercriminals. This election cycle has brought on attacks in 20 states, leading to two successful data breaches. Learn why 34 percent of voters believe this election will be or has been hacked.
Websites experience 22 attacks per day on average. That’s more than 8,000 attacks per year, per website. You might assume the majority of these attacks are aimed at eCommerce sites because they accept and store credit card information, but actually, the eCommerce sector accounts for only one percent of compromised websites.
In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), SiteLock has published new website security data to help raise awareness about the need for increased website protection and cybersecurity.
Over 760,000 websites are breached each year. However, only 6 percent of website owners use proactive website monitoring for suspicious activity, while 84 percent don’t find out about website attacks until after they’ve been compromised.
Darin Wilson founded Bluedge Business Solutions in 2010 after several friends and colleagues reached out to him for help with their businesses. Bluedge is a comprehensive marketing and business development firm specializing in marketing, branding and planning for companies of all sizes. Wilson stands by the Bluedge philosophy for each of his clients: create an effective three-tier marketing plan by synchronizing the client’s goals, sales plan and tactics.
Wilson’s website, bluedgebiz.com, is the face of his firm. The site provides visitors with information about the company’s services and project portfolio. Prospecting clients visit bluedgebiz.com to read and request information. It is very important to Wilson’s business that the site is available to his visitors at all times.
The new school semester has begun and is off to a great start. Your students are engaged, prepared and full of spirit. Ready for their first test, they log in to their online student portal to access the exam. Just as the test is about to begin, the website crashes. Panic ensues among the students, who instantly turn to twitter and email for help.
Here’s what happened: The school did not have proper website security in place and consequently was the target of a cyberattack that shut down its website. Higher education institutions are attractive and lucrative targets to cybercriminals. In 2015, the education sector was among the top three sectors breached, behind healthcare and retail. College campuses store a wealth of confidential student and faculty data, including medical records, financial information and intellectual property for products and prescription drugs. Some of the most common attacks cybercriminals use to breach higher education institutions are hacking, malware and DDoS attacks.
It is hard to keep track of all the websites that are compromised on a daily basis. Cybercriminals are constantly crawling the web for targets, and they’ll often go after websites you might not expect, such as a vegan cooking blog. So what does a hacker look for in a website? And why would they be tempted to attack your site? Here are some examples so you have an accurate picture of common website attacks.
Nearly one million new malware threats are released every day. Malware, short for malicious software, is used to gather sensitive data, gain unauthorized access to websites and even hijack computers. There are a variety of ways a cybercriminal can use malware to infect your website. Not to mention all of the different malware types and purposes. Not only can malware harm your website but it can harm your visitors, too.