Your website, the front door to your business, the exposure it gives you is not something you should create and set once and then forget it. Websites are living things just like us and require frequent maintenance so they are up-to-date in terms of technology and security.
There are thousands of hackers out there. For the savvy ones, it only takes a few automated seconds to discover vulnerabilities in your site. They will then upload and inject malicious scripts and execute it, which allows them to be able to either take full control of your site or simply live there as stowaways. You may ask, why do hackers to do this? They do this for some or all of the following reasons:
- Use your site to redirect traffic to their own sites.
- To send out spam
- To use your site for it’s bandwidth
- To steal information
- And other malicious acts.
Check your website frequently or use the services of professionals to monitor for vulnerabilities and take action in repairing infected sites and closing of security holes.