Every so often updates become available to the website technology that Data Support’s websites are built on. Unfortunately the uptake on these updates is not big, possibly because people don’t see their websites as much of a target for hackers.

However, it is worth knowing that hackers are interested in hacking all websites, even if it’s not a website that takes credit cards. It’s also worth knowing that lots of hacking techniques can be automated and therefore computers connected to the internet can automatically (and randomly) find websites to hack without any additional effort from the hacker. This means that all websites are targetted by hackers.

In fact, this weekend saw Tauranga’s Liquor 4 Less website being hacked (They’ve fixed most of this now, but if you’re quick and click on the forum button, you’ll see you are taken to a Russian website :( (I wouldn’t advise doing this without a good antivirus product installed).

Because of this, it’s a good idea to make sure your website is up to date. If you haven’t had a security update done to your website in the last 6 months, please contact Data Support to have one done.

If you are interested in hacking, here is an article outlining how easy hacking can be (With a nice demonstration). Scary stuff!