The three most common site hacks of 2016
Article Written by : Lo Cost Marketing
Google published its state of web security report for 2016. The report states that there was a 32% increase in the number of websites hacked. According
to its data, Google does not expect there to be a reduction shortly. Part of the issue is that webmasters and site owners do not keep their content management systems up to date. Making the life of the hacker much easier. Here are their most common hacks:
Gibberish Hack: The gibberish hack automatically creates many pages with pointless sentences filled with keywords on the target site. Hackers do this, so the hacked pages show up in Goog
le Search. Then, when people try to visit these pages, they’ll be redirected to another page, often with porn or something else they want to sell.
Japanese Keywords Hack:
The Japanese keywords hack typically creates new pages with Japanese text on the target site in randomly generated directory names. These pages are monetized using affiliate links to stores selling fake brand merchandise and then shown in Google search.
Cloaked Keywords Hack:
The cloaked keywords and link hack automatically create many pages with random sentences, links, and images. These pages sometimes contain basic template elements from the original site, so at first glance, the pages might look like normal parts of the target site until you read the content
The good news for webmasters is that Google sends a warning when it detects a hacked site. However, the problem is that 61% of site owners don’t use Search Console. Get registered and verify your site.