Website Hacking: Update Your Cybersecurity


One night I received a string of email alerts notifying me of a hacking attempt against a client’s website. Again and again, a hacker tried to break through our protective cybersecurity measures – but was foiled! Score one for the Good Guys. Unfortunately, cyberattacks like these are happening more often. Even with strong cybersecurity measures, malicious attacks occur.

Data Breaches

A hacked website:

  • Puts sensitive customer information and business information at risk
  • Turns away visitors because the website isn’t displaying or functioning properly
  • Blocks administrators from accessing the website
  • Leads to downtime due to a lack of online marketing
  • Requires time and talent to fix
  • Costs money, both in lost revenue and repair expenses

Login Pages

Because website login pages are so common, hackers often target login pages for a cyberattack. In response, Packerland Websites implemented these cybersecurity measures on the login pages of the 400+ websites it manages:

  • Hid the login page (Note: If you can’t login, send a support ticket or call us, 920-393-1132.)
  • Reduced the number of wrong login attempts
  • Required a stronger password
  • Filtered out non-English characters from the query string

Of course, it took some time to make these cybersecurity updates, but that’s what Good Guys do! We want legitimate web traffic to interact with your website, not hackers.


Cybersecurity Measures

For cybersecurity assurance, websites built by Packerland Websites are:

Hosted on a secure, HTTPS server

Backed up websites off-site every week

Blocked from malicious user attacks

Protected by other cybersecurity measures

Daily Scanning and Virus Removal

In today’s connected world, everyone benefits from cyber security. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are becoming more innovative in accessing, altering, and destroying sensitive information. In response, Packerland Websites recommends daily scanning and virus removal to protect data and keep websites working properly. Contact us to get started. You’ll rest better, knowing your guard is up.’

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