Rich’s Web Design – August Newsletter
(Slightly early, due to the Google Ads Article below)
– Google AdWords, Changing to Google Ads –
– What Happens When Your Website is Hacked?-
In the past few months, one former client site and one current (non-WordPress site) client’s site was hacked. Three current WordPress client sites were hit with a brute force / massive amount of hack attempts, but was fought-off by Wordfence powerful security defensive tools.
Suffering a hack can be one of the more frustrating experiences you’ll have on your online journey. Like most things however, taking a pragmatic approach can help you maintain your sanity. While also moving beyond the issues with as little impact as possible.
A hack is a very ambiguous term, which in it of itself will provide little insights into what exactly happened. Sometimes your entire site goes down, sometimes your site is redirected to another URL, sometimes you will not see any changes in your site appearance or functionality until Google sends you (through Google Webmaster Search Console) an email telling you that your site has been hacked.
6. Change your PW again.