Samui News

18 February 2015

Cooking up an Internet Storm!

Jamie Oliver is well known for his cooking skills in the kitchen but today he's cooking up a storm on the internet.


His website attracts 10 million hits a month but it was compromised causing visitors to download dangerous malware to their computers. The 10 million visitors gave his hackers the motive but it was the second, unknown site that had the major vulnerability, delivering the malware content. Is your site secure from being this gateway?

Samui can provide you with a security and recovery audit of your website and then implement the actions to ensure your website works for you, rather than you having to work on the website! Contact us today at contact@samui.co.uk or call Richard on 01295 278216 to secure your websites future.

You may be thinking your site doesn't have 10 million hits a month and therefore won't be an attractive target, but any website that's compromised offers hackers a way to host their content, as their head quarters, if you like, for the bigger slice of cake! Wordpress sites are common targets as their vulnerabilities are largely publicised, however, any website that runs any form of plugins or content management system is open to attack. What's secure today may be vulnerable tomorrow, if you don't keep your website and hosting solutions up to date and secure.

At Samui we can audit your website and hosting arrangements to advise you on how you can make your website secure now and in to the future. Having a security and recovery plan in place can save you and your business time and money by avoiding the down time, disruption and negative publicity an attack can cost you. Having your google entry listed as 'This site may be hacked' is not attractive to potential customers and can take some time to be removed. Likewise an IP blacklisting, due to email spamming, can also have a long term effect on your ability to send legitimate business emails.

If you would like to discuss how or if this may be important for you please contact us today at contact@samui.co.uk or call Richard on 01295 278216 and be confident you won't be on Jamie's chopping board!

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