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5 Steps To Do When Your Website Got Hacked

5 Steps To Do When Your Website Got Hacked

As modern technology is evolving due to the effects of the pandemic, there is a significant rise of hackers as well. Therefore, it is important to constantly check the website to ensure it is secure and not in the hands of unauthorized parties. 

Regardless of whether you receive an alert on your website or notice something is off in your website, these are the five steps you need to follow at all times.


5 Steps To Check Your Website 


1. Check Warnings

There is an issue if you have come across these statements, “This site contains malware.” or “The site ahead contains harmful programs.” 


2. Check With Hosting Provider

Immediately contact your hosting provider to confirm the hack is an actual hack or just a loss of service. 


3. Be Mindful Of Website Blacklists

Ensure to register your website with Google Search Console to avoid your website from being blocked by Google Blacklist issue. 


4. Change Your Passwords

Change all of them with complete wording.


5. Restore Website Backup 

Re-upload the backup of the website provided that the hosting account is not corrupted. 


Here’s The Bad News…

However at times, reality paints differently when our contents could not be retrieved upon being hacked just like our client, IA Essential Sdn Bhd. Thankfully, we had helped them rebuild their website to resolve this unforeseen circumstance. 

‘We enjoyed working with the LOCUS-T team. They are very resourceful, approachable, responsive, helpful and committed. They have helped us to bring out our conceptual ideas to reality. I would highly recommend the same team that we had worked with to others for the above reasons.’ – Mr Chong Kian Soon – Founder & CEO of IA Essentials


If You Want To Be Safe,

Especially when your website contains crucial information, please do reach out to us as we have served over 7,000 clients from both SMEs or corporate.