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Hackers now targeting all websites – protect your website quickly before it is too late

13 November 2015 1,788 views No Comment


A slightly unusual post for our site but we have seen this now happen to a number of people we know that own small websites. This could easily happen to school websites to as the hackers do not care who owns the sites they attack. They just search for vulnerable websites and try to make money from them. So we wanted to quickly post out this advice for all website owners to help ensure they are ready and protected.

There is a new type of ransomware going are the internet where hackers break into the websites of small business owners and encrypt all of their site. They then tell the owner of the site that to get the website back the need to pay a ransom of nearly 300 GBP. These hackers don’t care that they could be killing the small business that the owners have taken months to create or even knocking out a whole school’s website and there is no guarantee if you pay them the money they will even give the website back to the owner.

If you own or run a website make sure you get it fully backed up immediately (do not keep your backup next to your website!). If your website does get attacked and removed then you can always then just restore it from a backup and thus not lose your whole site you have spent so many hours on when making your business.

You can see more details about problem website being hacked and held to ransom and also find out here how you can protect your website from cyber attacks

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