When you think of websites being infected with malware, what types of sites come to mind? Pharmaceutical sites, porn sites or sites that bombard you with pop-up ads? While these sites could very well be malicious, you’re actually more likely to run into malware while visiting one of your typical, everyday e-commerce or news sites. Today, 75 percent of legitimate websites are at risk of malware. Malware, also known as malicious software, is designed to harm a website and its visitors.
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When talking with customers whose website have been hacked, our support teams often hear the question, ‘Why was my website hacked?’ Getting hacked is a violation. It is a violation of a company’s web properties, or the personal violation of someone’s small business or specialty site. Having the hard work of web development undone, even temporarily, is a difficult experience and SiteLock strives to restore that work as quickly as possible. Our teams are dedicated to this.
Most Website Hacks Are NOT Personal
This week we’re here to reassure readers that the majority of compromises are not targeted attacks. We will discuss how and why bad actors attack sites, and how to avoid becoming another line in an attacker’s text file of owned sites.
Websites are fish in the sea of the Internet and get caught up in the scanning nets of malicious actors.
In our last post, we introduced you to the new automatic malware scanner SiteLock is offering to its customers, SiteLock Secure Malware Alert and Removal Tool (SMART). We discussed the setup and configuration of the scanning system. Now, we’re going to show you the tool’s dashboard and reporting options that detect and display any malicious pieces of code that are hidden in your website.
The SMART Dashboard
Now that SMART has been configured and has started scanning your website files, it’s time to take a look at the results. Before we do, there are a few things about the interface you should know about:
SiteLock is proud to present our latest feature in our dashboard, a malware scanner that not only finds the malicious code in your website but can also automatically remove it. This new scanning tool is called SiteLock Malware Automated Removal Tool, or SMART.
The Basics Of SMART
SMART has the ability to use the (S)FTP credentials for your website to connect to your hosting server and scan the files hard-coded in your site for malicious scripts, viruses, and other unwarranted code detected on your site.
At your request, or automatically, SMART can even remove some of the malicious code from your website and send the clean version back into place. With this tool, you can stay protected from hackers who try to break into your website’s information.
In this blog post, we’re going to discuss setting up and configuring SMART. It is essential that the configuration is set appropriately in order for the malware scanner to be able to effectively monitor for malware, and clean it from infections.