My job site has been hacked. What do I do?


Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 10:16pm Sunday 05 July 2009

If you think your website is safe, think again. Over the weekend 6 job sites were hacked and defaced. One of the first things that comes to my mind when I see that horrible “You’ve been hacked” message is… I wonder what information has been stolen? passwords, contact details, resumes, credit card/banking details, etc.

NOTE: The job sites affected have NO connection to Recruitment Directory. This blog post is intended as general advice.

First thing, is to not take it personally. Contact your hosting provider & webmaster, if you have one. Often times they can handle most of the technical heavy lifting for you. Lots of webmasters use shared hosting, which can make it difficult to do some of the things listed below.


Getting your site off-line

Damage Assessment

Recovery

Restoring your online presence