Getting your website hacked is not an unfamiliar scenario. Businesses across the world face this problem as hackers find them an easy target to get their hands on the data and other sensitive information. Even though hacking and cybersecurity have been at the centre of attention for far too long, common mistakes by companies make it easy for hackers to hack their websites. By hacking your website, hackers could steal your customer data, add redirects, or even steal banking information of your clients.
There are certain parameters which indicate whether the website is hacked or not. These parameters are as follows:
- Defaced Website – This is the easiest way to tell if your website is hacked or not. If your website is hacked, instead of your website, a message saying, “hacked by ….” may appear or your website URL could be redirected to other websites.
- Google Notification – If your website is hacked and any malicious code is used for the same, Google may find the problem and notify through a Google bot about some uncommon activity on the website.
- No Access to Admin Page – On the opening of the admin pages of the website, if the access is