COLUMN . Lifeline

WHY WOULD SOMEONE HIJACK MY WEBSITE

What can I do to survive?

Lifeline

 

Meet Bob Weiss of Wyzguys Cybersecurity.

If you own a microbusiness, you have a website. Would you be surprised to learn that your site is a top target of cyber-criminals? Most people believe their business is too small and insignificant to be interesting to attackers, but your website is valuable to them precisely because it is small.

What makes a microbusiness website an attractive target? It is because your website has a good, trustworthy reputation. Your site’s good reputation can be used by cyber-attackers, who are in it for the money, and have several ways that they can monetize a hijacked website. Once Google and other security services flag your site as malicious, the attackers move on and leave you to clean up the mess and try to restore your reputation.

Read more from Bob in the current issue!

It’s 136 pages packed with articles, information and 750 microbusiness in the Guide.

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