It is important for you to know that there has been an internet-wide upsurge in bank phishing attacks against websites around the world.
In these attacks a hacker gains access to a website by obtaining or guessing the site password or, more often, exploiting a weakness in code on the website. They then place files on the website designed to fool people into thinking they are at their legitimate bank website where they enter their account access information and the hacker then has what is needed to access and potentially empty a person’s bank account.
What Does This Mean For You? If your website is hacked by a Phisher, your site will quickly be tagged by the major internet security blacklists and this can cause your website to be totally inaccessible. Once listed, it can take a while to get all the criteria met to have your site declared safe. This is often a very expensive ordeal to go through costing hundreds of dollars.
What Should You Do? Make sure your cPanel/FTP passwords are very strong, using upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. If you have ANY doubt, change them immediately to a very strong password. You can generate a strong password here: http://passwordsgenerator.
If your website uses blogs or message boards or ANY .php pages they need to be current versions and up to date coding.
•••• Our GraceNet Anti-Malware System has caught hundreds of these attacks as well as literally thousands of other types of assaults on our client’s websites so we strongly recommend that, if you have not already done so, you add this incredibly valuable protection to your site. Information is here: