Being an entrepreneur of a small online business, you be under the assumptions that nefarious hackers may not find anything of value when they attempt to breach your company website. However, in recent years, there have been several incidences of cyber-attacks on some e-commerce business websites that have shaken the confidence of the business community. Many cybersecurity experts say in many of these cases, the culprits did not attempt to deface the websites or steal the owner’s vital business information. They explain that a new trend is emerging among these criminals. They are using the servers of these business proprietors to broadcast spam emails to the public. Some of them also attempt to get access to sensitive client data by making anonymous requests to their victim’s website that appear official. In some cases, they even inundate the site with so many false customer requests that owner’s system ultimately crush.
As large corporations continue to harden their defenses against hackers, cyber criminals have turned their attention to businesses that are more vulnerable to attacks. In fact, in the last 12 months alone, hackers have breached half of all U.S. small businesses, according to a report by the Ponemon Institute.
Bombarding systems with ransomware is attractive for cyber thieves because the activity is easy to deploy and hard to trace to attackers. It’s also quite a lucrative venture, as ransomware is expected to cost victims a total of $5 billion this year in repair or new spending costs, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Continue reading
Take a step back and do a quick observation about your life on the internet. You will quickly notice that more than 70% of your life is actually stored digitally somewhere, whether it is your login info for an ecommerce site or the holiday photos you have backed up to the cloud. In today’s world, we convert more and more information into digital 1s and 0s.
As the amount of information we store digitally grows, the need for better information security grows with it. We now have multiple security measures in place to help protect sensitive personal information. SSL security prevents theft from sniffing data being transmitted to and from servers. Encryption and other technologies are safeguarding our files while they are being stored. We even have different PHP frameworks and modules designed to improve security of the apps and web services we develop.
Customers – including you and I – are more aware of the importance of information security, which means the web services developed for them must also be properly secured. There are a number of reasons why security is paramount when building a website, especially when you are developing a gaming website. Continue reading
Paragon Software Group found that one in five businesses have experienced data loss. Human error and hardware failure are just some of the reasons for loss. But there’s another more sinister reason behind data loss. The FBI estimates that 500 million computers a year are hacked. Some of those hacks include ransomware, where your device is locked down and the hacker demands money to unlock your device and files. Continue reading
Has your website security become compromised?
Luckily for you, you have come to the right place. Time and time again site owners neglect to keep their CMS updated, opening their website up to potential security issues. According to Sucuri, a Web security firm, states there are currently hundreds of websites that are becoming compromised each and every day. Since the start of the latest threat a few weeks ago, thousands of sites have become victim to this compromise, with many unaware their site has been compromised.
There are still many websites that have yet to update to the latest version of Joomla! and have since fallen prey to hackers. Contact ‘corePHP’ today to have our experts update your website immediately.
This vulnerability is so serious, the Joomla! security team has taken action and have issued a Joomla! security alert. The security team has also released a patch to resolve a critical remote command execution vulnerability in Joomla versions 1.5 to 3.4. If you are running end-of-life versions, like 1.5.x and 2.5.x, update TODAY to minimize your potential risks. Continue reading