Hacked Joomla Website? we can get you back on line.
With over 27 years experience managing hundreds of websites for clients across the globe, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more experienced company when it comes to fixing hacked Joomla websites.
If you’d like us to help with your hacked Joomla website, get in contact with our experts today on 01206 864441 or click the button below.
We’ve Fixed & Rebuilt Countless Joomla Websites After They’ve Been Hacked
There are few things more frustrating than getting your website hacked, the disruption it causes to your life and business can be devastating and we know exactly how important it is that you get your website back up and running as fast as possible.
Whether they got in by guessing easy passwords, brute force attacks, exploiting out of date code, finding vulnerabilities on the server your website is hosted on, or anything else – we’ll find the weakness, fix it and then repair the damage they done.
Having worked on hundreds of Joomla! websites, our team know exactly what to look for. And as soon as they see something that doesn’t look quite right, they’ll act fast to get it repaired.
Plus, in the rare instances where parts of the website (or even the whole website) is hacked beyond repair, our team is able to rebuild in Joomla safely and quickly.
Why Do Joomla Websites Get Hacked?
Your Joomla! website could have been hacked for a number of different reasons. Some of the most common ones include:
- Not running on the latest version of Joomla
- Hosting your website on an insecure server
- Having a weak administrator password that’s easy to guess
- Using vulnerable 3rd party plugins
- Incorrect firewall settings
- Incorrect write permissions on your .htaccess file
- Sharing login details with unknown freelance developers
- And more
This isn’t an all-inclusive list, but more often than not it’s going to be one of those causes above.
How To Know If Your Site Has Been Hacked/Infected With Malware
There are many signs you need to look out for when determining whether or not your joomla website has been hacked. Some of the most common checks include:
- Log into Google Search Console and see if there’s a message inside the “Security issues” page (you’ll see this under “Security & Manual Actions” on the left)
- Visit your website homepage and see if it’s redirecting to another website
- Click through your websites pages and see if anything has changed
- Check your page’s source code for links to websites that you never placed
- Check that there are no new users added to Joomla
- Run your webpages through pagespeed insights to see if they have slowed down
- Take a look through your articles and see if any new ones have been added
- Check Google Analytics for an unnatural traffic spike
- Test clicking around the backend of the website to make sure the admin is still fully working
These are some of the easiest checks you can do in a matter of minutes to see if there’s anything to worry about. If you notice anything strange as you check through, your website may be hacked.
What Can Be Done To Stop Them Getting Back In?
Make no mistake about it, the people who hacked your website are pretty intelligent people. And simply fixing the damage that they do won’t be enough to stop them getting back in.
Some of the common measures we take to stop hackers getting back into your website include:
- Installing software to alert when code changes and files get uploaded
- Hardening all passwords including FTP
- Moving to a safer server
- Upgrading to stable Joomla versions
- Installing firewalls
- And more
Meet Our Joomla Experts
With 38 years combined Joomla experience, you can always guarantee a great service from our team.
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