If you think your website has been hacked, it's good to determine the nature of the hack as soon as possible. There's many different types of hacks and some hacks can be malicious. Other hacks are just defacements to your actual webpages. Indicators of compromise Some hacks are quite apparent since they deface your page, while others are more subtle. Here are some common signs that your website has been compromised: Your home page has changed. If you visit your website, and instead of seeing the page you have created you see something entirely different it's likely that your page has been "defaced." Normally, these types of hackers will have a "hacked by..." message displaying to take credit for the hack. Your access to admin pages no longer exists. If you cannot access your admin section of your website, it's possible the hacker has gained access to the adminsitrator account or cpanel and altered the passwords. Your computer's anti-virus software warns you when you visit your website. This is a typical situation where your website is trying to install a trojan or another type of virus on your local computer. A page will not load but it used to. If you haven't changed
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