For those who wonder how a hacker compromises a website, I will run you through a case study of a business who unfortunately did not take preventative measures to protect themselves. They came to us after having realised their website was compromised, which was too late to prevent the attack.
Yes, of course we all know about hacking. Many, many of my customers think that a simple "antivirus and good password" approach will keep them safe. Sadly, as I deal with cleaning up the results of successful hacking, I know from personal experience that this really isn't enough. Some of the tips I give are for any of us using the internet, whilst others are specific to website owners.
Maintaining a website is not just about keeping the content up-to-date. The software also needs looking after. But you may be thinking: "updating the software is dead easy, just follow the screens. Why would I need to pay some expert to do it for me?" Well, let's find out. I'll try and explain things in a simple way.