Top Ways Your Website Can Get Hacked in 2021

September 23, 2021

Top Ways Your Website Can Get Hacked in 2021

To find a solution, you must first develop a deep understanding of the problem itself. Thus it is important for you to understand why the security of your website has been compromised in the first place.

According to a survey, nearly 50% of companies have been hacked globally, but the bitter truth is that still most people around the world aren’t prepared for a cyber attack.

In this blog we will take you through all of the ways your website can get hacked in 2021.

Your Password Got Compromised

This is one of the most likely scenarios. When people set passwords that are easy to guess, the likelihood of their passwords being compromised is quite high.

This can be done by randomly guessing your passwords. Many hackers have developed different programmes that scan through different combinations of letters and numbers until they guess your password. Thus it is important to set a password which is not easy to guess.

Another thing to remember is that you should not use the same password for different services. Doing this will allow them to easily access your other accounts as well.

Lastly, you must always use two-factor authentication (2FA). This provides an extra layer of protection against different attacks. Furthermore you will be notified whenever you see any log in attempt which makes it a reliable option.

Security Updates

When it comes to protecting your website, security updates are a must. Older versions of softwares have high risk security vulnerabilities and ignoring them will increase the chances of your website being hacked.

Outdated Plugins And Themes

Plugins and Themes make your website more engaging and increase its functionality but they need to be updated and not doing so can increase the risk of being hacked.

Plugins should be removed if they are no longer being updated by their developers. When removing a plugin, always remove its associated files from your server. Beware of free plugins, as they might have malicious code in them.

Phishing And Social Engineering

These are the types of attacks which trick people into providing confidential information. One common way of phishing is when attackers send an email, pretending to be a legitimate organization and asking for your information.

Always remember to never give any personal information to such people.

Content injection is another technique of phishing. This happens when someone changes a part of a legitimate website and misleads users to some other malicious website and then asks for personal information. This is the kind of trap many people fall for.

Another example is Malvertising. When users click on the malicious ads, the active scripts of those ads download malware into your system.

About GPS Security

GPS Security Group offers cyber security and IT security solutions for companies in Western Canada. GPS is one of Canada’s premier providers for cyber security services.

We are dedicated to assisting organizations in protecting their data and technology infrastructure while also mitigating risk. We take a proactive approach in monitoring client network environments and providing regulatory compliance. We have partnered with some of the most trusted companies and institutions in the security sector. Additionally, we also consult with provincial and federal government bodies to ensure our services meet the latest cyber security standards. Contact us for more information.


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