Making changes to a company’s website that alters the visual appearance, written content, or overall message of the website is a form of corporate sabotage that cam harm your company’s reputation and reduce profits. Any company that has a website is vulnerable to website defacement, particularly those without effective identity and security management. To learn more about website defacement, what it is, what threats it can pose to your business, and how it can be prevented, check out the information below.
What is website defacement?
Website defacement is the process and result of an attack that changes the content of a company’s website in an offensive or business-harming way. In many defacement cases, a visit to your site by a user of your products or services triggers the download of malicious code onto the user’s hard drive, which can be controlled by the hacker remotely in the future.
Methods of website defacement
SQL injections are often used to log into administrator accounts. After this, the defacer has access to most or all parts of a website. Defacement’s often contain messages that talk down to a system administrator for failure to exercise attentive security management procedures. Sometimes, they are harmless and embarrassing. At other times, they can have a negative impact on your business and on your customers’ hard drives.
How to fight and prevent website defacement?
The best way to prevent website defacement is to employ the security and identity management solutions recommended and installed by a top-tier technology consulting group. These skilled professionals can integrate your system in a way that makes it more difficult for the unwelcome to crack into it. To fight an attack, you can hire the same security management team to restore your system back to normal and determine who the attacker was.
Has your company’s website recently been defaced? PathMaker Group’s highly trained and educated investigative team can analyze digital forensic evidence on the web-server and track down your attacker using networking traffic information. Call us at (817) 704-3644 to find out more about the identity management and system integration services we provide to companies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.