Hacked Joomla Website Repair Service, Sydney
Have you got a hacked Joomla website? Don't worry help is at hand. We fix hacked Joomla websites and make them as good as new or better. If you've got a Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3 website that has been hacked, give us a call and we can both repair and properly secure it to prevent against future attacks.
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Sadly, if you are reading this then you've probably had your Joomla website hacked and don't know what to do. If that is the case, you have come to the right place. At agenda, we're Joomla experts based in Sydney and we specialise in fixing hacked Joomla websites. We have been fixing hacked Joomla websites for years now. We probably repair, on average, one or two hacked websites every week. So if your site has been hacked, don't make it worse or waste time trying to fix it yourself, give us a call today so we can pinpoint the exact problem and get you back up and running again.
What do I do if my Joomla website has been hacked?
- Firstly, Don't panic. 99% of the time the data is recoverable and the website hasn't been deleted.
- Stop. Don't try and recover it yourself if you don't know what you are doing.
- Call Us and tell us what happened, e.g. when was the website last working properly?
- Give us access to your website hosting / control panel and we can take a look
- Sit back and relax. Get back to doing what you do best and leave the rest to us.
So what happened? How did it get hacked and will I lose any data?
There are many reasons a Joomla website can get hacked but 9 times out of 10 it is because it hasn't been maintained properly and security patches haven't been kept up to date. The more complicated a Joomla website is, the more plugins and extensions it may use. If these are not kept up to date this can leave the website vulnerable. Most hacks are not even performed by people but by 'bots' or other computers on the internet searching for vulnerable websites to exploit. So simply restoring a website to it's former state will not stop the hackers. More often than not they will be straight back in and hack it again.
On the plus side, most of the time you wont lose any data either. Usually the database is intact and if not your hosting company will have a backup. More often than not the hackers change some lines of code and stop the website from displaying. The most common hack is to exploit insecure code and upload their own files to the server so they can send spam email. Why do they do it? Who knows. I don't think i have ever met anyone who thought "I'm really glad I received that spam email this morning, I really need to buy some Viagra".
So is Joomla a secure platform?
Yes. In fact very secure but like anything, if it is not maintained properly you can experience problems. It would be like asking, is a BMW a reliable car? Yes, but if you never take it for a service it will break down.
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Your website audit is completely FREE! So take advantage of this time to work out how your website was hacked. We will login to the server and fully assess what has happened and provide a cost effective solution to the problem. Every website is different so we need to look at what the website is supposed to do. E.g is it an eCommerce website? What plugins you might have installed, whether they have been configured incorrectly, this list goes on.