If your site has been hacked, then you need to take action immediately. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to check if their site is hacked, which can lead to even more damage. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through three quick and easy ways to determine if your site has been compromised. Stay safe online!
1. Perform a site search on Google
Simply type in “site:” followed by your domain name. (ignoring the https://www bit) eg site:yourdomain.com
If you see any results that you don’t recognize, or that look suspicious, then your site may have been hacked (including foreign languages, codes, downloads, uploads, etc.,). These results could be pages that contain malicious code, or they could be links to other sites that are trying to exploit your site’s ranking in Google.
2. Use a website that checks for hacking and code injection injections.
There are many to choose from; our favorite is https://www.isithacked.com, which is quick and simple.
If you see any code that you don’t recognize or that looks out of place, then your site may have been hacked. If possible, restore your site from a clean backup to remove any malicious code.
3. Check your site’s source code.
This can be done by right-clicking on your website and selecting “View Page Source.” Alongside this, check your site’s traffic logs.
If you see any code that you don’t recognize, or that looks out of place, then your site may have been hacked. As with step 2, if possible, restore your site from a clean backup to remove any malicious code.
If you see any sudden or unusual spikes in traffic, it could be a sign that your site is being targeted by hackers. Pay close attention to any traffic coming from suspicious IP addresses or unusual referrers.
If you suspect that your site has been hacked, then take action immediately. These three tips will help you determine if your site has been compromised so that you can take steps to fix the problem and protect your site from future attacks. Stay safe online!