Written on 18 January, 2022 by Melissa Toh

What is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack? DDoS occurs when hackers flood an IP address with hundreds or thousands of messages, often through the use of botnets or through a coordinated hacking effort, taking the network to the point where legitimate users aren’t able to get through – hence, the term - denial of service.   What... Read more
Categories: Security, Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, security

Written on 04 December, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

Is your website vulnerable to hackers? Hackers, malware and automated hacking bots are everywhere on the Internet, and chances are they will run across your site at some point. Here are some tips to make your website more secure. Password management Never use dictionary words as a password. Automated systems trawl the web trying hundreds of... Read more
Categories: Web Design & Content | Tags: hacked

Written on 17 November, 2013 by Georgia Leaker

Do I need website security? Did you know that over 9500 websites are hacked every day? Hackers and spammers either force entry into your secure web-server or sneak in through out-of-date software, bad permissions and poorly written code. Then, they insert infected code into the back end of your website. This can cause issues for... Read more
Categories: Security, Web Design & Content, Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, security

Written on 17 December, 2012 by Verity Meagher

Part 2: Hacked websites - precautions to minimise risks Having your website hacked is a terrible thing, with many website owners clueless to why it happens. Implementing proactive measures to prevent or at least mitigate your website from being hacked will help to relieve some of the stress. Firstly you need to have the attitude of it’s not a... Read more
Categories: Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, online business, security

Written on 10 December, 2012 by Verity Meagher

Part 1: What you need to know about hacked websites When developing a website for your business, it is important to remember that your website is never safe and is prone to being hacked. Although there are billions of websites on the Internet many assume that they have a small to zero chance of being hacked - this is not... Read more
Categories: Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, security

Written on 27 July, 2011 by Netregistry

Police arrest the DistributeIT hacker Australian Federal Police have arrested a 25 year old man from regional NSW who operated under the name "Evil" and was allegedly responsible for the successful hack into DistributeIT's systems, which not only disrupted the business operations of thousands of SMEs but resulted in the loss of 4,800 websites from... Read more
Categories: Press Releases, Web Hosting | Tags: distributeit, hacked