Recently many websites have become the victims of hackers. In addition, the hackers would delete data and leave the websites in an inoperable state that would leave website owners with the challenge of reconstructing their websites from scratch if they did not have a backup. This could also pose a significant risk to businesses that had their customer’s payment information on their websites. In the early days of hacking websites it was not unusual to defaced the websites by leaving tags or “calling cards” indicating the signature of the unknown party.
Failure to pay due attention to your protection on the web would put you under a major financial burden that could result in:
- The costs involved in repairing the damage done and implementing contingency plans to protect vulnerable web applications and websites
- Loss of consumer interest, confidence and credibility with the resultant harm to brand value and possible effects on profitability and revenue
- Legal battles and other related implications arising from Web application attacks and inadequate security measures include fines and damages owed to victims.
- Negative impact on revenues and profits from any counterfeit purchases and downtime of employees
Website downtime which effectively closes one of the most important channels of sales for an e-business
Web security vulnerabilities
Hackers attempt to reach the database server via two main routes: network and database servers, and web applications. Some of the common faults in web security include:
- Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF): CSRF is a malicious attack that tricks users into performing an action they did not intend to do. A third party website sends a request to a web application to which a user is already authenticated (for example their bank). The attacker will then be able to access functionality via the browser already authenticated by the victim.
- Security configuration misconfiguration: Security misconfiguration enables hackers to access sensitive data or features and can lead to a full system compromise.
- SQL injection: This injection allows the attacker to create, read, update, modify or delete data that is stored in the database backend.
- Insecure direct object references: Insecure direct object connection is when a web application exposes a reference to an internal implementing object. External artifacts for implementation include records of databases, directories, folders, and keys to databases. When an application succeeds in disclosing a connection in a URL hacker to one of these objects, it will be able to manipulate it to gain access to the private data of a user.
- Broken authentication and session management: When passwords for authentication and session identifiers are not routinely secured, an attacker will be able to hijack an active session and assume the identity of a user.
- Cross-site scripting (XSS): XSS allows attackers to run scripts in the victim’s browser, hijacking user sessions, redirecting users to malicious pages, or defacing websites.
How does Fixhackedwebsite help to secure your website?
To avoid the web security vulnerabilities discussed above and to have a safe website experience you will need to consider installing a reliable web security tool capable of handling various threats and attacks and also preventing hacking attempts even before they can hit the network. Fixhackedwebsite a security stack that provides clients with the most advanced managed security service for the purposes of threat management and monitoring. Fixhackedwebsite can be extended to cloud, on-site or hybrid settings.
Key Features Offered by Fixhackedwebsite include:
- Web Application Firewall (WAF): Powerful, real-time edge protection ideal for web applications and websites offering increased security, filtering and protection against intrusion
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): Improved intelligence capable of leveraging existing 85M+ endpoints and 100M+ domains events and data
- PCI Scanning: This scanning helps service providers and merchants to keep to PCI DSS conformity
Safe Content Delivery Network (CDN): a national distributed server network to boost Web applications and Websites performance
- Malware detection and remedy: Detects malware, provides the removal methods and tools, and prevents future malware attacks
- Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC): Fixhackedwebsite has a team of trained cybersecurity experts who provide remediation and surveillance services 24/7