Compromised Websites – Why? How? How to Fix?

Compromised Websites – Why? How? How to Fix?
I have heard many times from clients and other small business owners asking why their website got hacked, and why they would be targets of hackers when they are just “small potatoes”…

Unfortunately, hackers do not discriminate. They will target businesses of any size, as long as there is vulnerabilities for them to exploit.

This infographic by Commtouch does an excellent job on illustrating compromised websites from owners’ perspective.

The +TechRepublic article (, while it’s aiming for IT pros, serves nicely as a checklist for business owners to make sure their IT staff is doing what they should. There are good security tips in the article for both business owners and IT pros alike.