Embarrassing as it may be, my website was hacked early this year. While I may talk of vigilance when it comes to physical and electronic security for premises, I wasn’t walking the talk when it comes to cyber space.
My company’s website www.securevision.com.sg and its attending blog had been in operation since 2006 and we never had a problem. We are not a bank nor were we handling financial transactions. Neither is our website and blog so prominent or drawing so much traffic that it should attract a hacker. The idea that someone would bother with a website like ours is far removed from my mind.
Then it happened. In January we received notification from Google which had flagged it as “suspicious”. A hacker had exploited a weakness in the CMS and had embedded many links into the webpage. Our sales enquiries dropped tremendously and we had many emails that failed to delivered as our domain was flagged as spam. We had to take drastic action – immediately.