What hackers do with compromised websites

The security provider Wordfence has published a Blog article answering this question. It is based on research they have carried out. It’s a useful and informative read and may surprise you if you think that hackers wouldn’t be interested in your site because you’re not a giant Internet business.

You can read it by clicking here

Why an outdated website brought down Iceland’s prime minister

We have all heard about the so called “Panama Papers” described as “the largest data breach to journalists in history”.

Here’s a Blog report by the security company Wordfence describing how Mossack Fonseca’s Panamanian website may have been hacked.

It comes back to the old chestnut of not keeping your website up to date.

One of the items distributed by the hackers was a report describing the Icelandic prime minister’s financial activities in Panama which led to PM Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigning over his tax avoidance.

Link to the Wordfence Blog

 

Clive Barwell TEP FCSI CFP
07:12 08 Aug 18
Wetherby Web took over my personal website a number of years ago and has transformed it in terms of operation and appearance. In his personal capacity, owner, Steve Cooper, donates hours of his valuable spare time to Lions Clubs International to moderate their websites and social media activities in Yorkshire. I have no hesitation in recommending Wetherby Web for all things on the world wide web.read more
Steve Clayton
08:28 06 Aug 18
What Steve doesn't know about Wordpress isn't worth knowing. He has been a revelation to our business and besides ensuring the day-to-day operation of our website, has converted us to HTTPS status and assisted with our other businesses too. On top of this, he's a really nice guy and a pleasure to work with. Steve has been a part of our business(es) now for several years and I can't recommend him highly enough.read more
Jenni Brown
10:18 05 Aug 18
Steve carried out an MoT on my website and made suggestions for improvements to the site to increase security and make it more SEO friendly. Steve talked me through the process of gaining HTTPS certification, adding extra layers of security and resolving an annoying issue I was experiencing with the site. The MoT is a great way to ensure your website is functioning correctly and has not been hacked, giving you peace of mind.read more
Tom Lawrence
15:38 14 Aug 18
Straight forward, no bull, honest advice and great work from Steve who understands business and what your web site should be doing for you. I can't recommend Wetherby Web highly enough.read more
See All Reviews Write a review

Adding Facebook to your website

If you started your business with a Facebook page, not least because it was free and easy to use, and you now want to switch to a proper website but not lose that Facebook content, what do you do?

You can now incorporate your timeline into your WordPress website using a dedicated plugin. This is what it looks like. All the content is clickable taking the viewer to your Facebook page:

4 months ago

Wetherbyweb

Just spent a week in hospital where every doctor or nurse asked me when my birthday is. I'm going to get a helluva load of prezzies next birthday! #NHS rocks! ...

7 months ago

Wetherbyweb

HAVE YOUR WEBSITE VIEWING FIGURES FALLEN SINCE JULY?

That's when Google's Chrome browser was updated to show "Not secure" in the url field if your site didn't have an SSL certificate or use https instead of http. In today's climate of hacking and cyber attacks what do you think that a visitor to your site will do when seeing that warning. Continue to view your site or quickly go elsewhere?

It's not difficult or expensive to buy an SSL certificate or switch to https.

If you run an e-commerce site it was always an absolute must.

It will also benefit your Google ranking!
...