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Website Security – How Do Websites Get Hacked?

In 2014 the total number of websites on the internet reached 1 billion, today it’s hovering somewhere in the neighborhood of 944 milliondue to websites going inactive and it is expected to normalize again at 1 billion sometime in 2015. Let’s take a minute to absorb that number for a moment. Another surprising statistic is that Google, one of the most popular search engines in the world, quarantine’s approximately 10,000 websites a day via it’s Safe Browsing technology. From our own research, of the millions of websites that push through our scanning technology, we often see 2 – 5% of the them havesome Indicator of Compromise (IoC) that signifies a hack. Granted, this might be a bit higher as the websites being scanned are often suspected of having an issue, so to be conservative we would extrapolate that to suggest about 1% of the total websites online are hacked or infected. To put that into perspective, weare talking somewhere in the neighborhood of 9millionwebsites...(continued)

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