Website defacement refers to unauthorized hacks on your web page or entire website; mutilating its structure partially or wholly. It may include insertion of potentially hazardous content, images, malicious code, or even deletion of the same. In some cases, instances like code injections can even put your customer's data in grave danger. A defaced web page can thus inflict severe damage to your business reputation and reliability. Enable security defacement monitoring to monitor website hack before it affects your customer.
Site24x7 uses a baseline document object model (DOM) to analyze differences and perform defacement checks during subsequent polls. It morphs itself into a tampered link checker, which not only detects any tampered links in your DOM but also identifies where exactly those incorrect references locate in your HTML code. Below are the key aspects tested while performing a standard check:
A DOM for a web page lists each element that appears on the web page, including content, links, style specifications, scripts and more.
During the monitor setup process, you can either manually set the monitor threshold configuration or enable auto detection of the content and script threshold value. In the auto mode, the monitoring engine will fetch each web page twice consecutively to discover the content and script modified threshold and will update it. The base web page content is automatically baselined for future monitoring.
Our superior website protection services ensure relevant user alert group members are notified promptly during a hack detection. Alerts can be configured as Email, Voice, SMS, IMs, or Push Notifications.
Site24x7's dashboard for website defacement monitor helps you track hacking, aid in troubleshooting issues, and help stay on top of security infringements. Below are the key features offered by the web defacement dashboard:
Your website getting modified with malicious content is the last thing you wish for, but with the rise in website vandalism, it's crucial to protect your website from getting defaced.
With Site24x7's website defacement monitoring tool, you can:
Website defacement is the replacement of existing content on a website with malicious content.The malicious content varies based on the hacker's intentions and poses a threat to the integrity of the webpage.
Defacement attacks can be due to unauthorized access, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, DNS hijacking, or malware injection.
When a website is defaced, there can be several consequences, like data theft, a loss of user privacy, damage to the brand's reputation, downtime, the page getting blocklisted, an increased bounce rate, a low search engine ranking, and huge financial detriments.
With the help of a website defacement monitoring tool, you can:
Site24x7's website defacement monitoring tool helps ensure the integrity and security of webpages by constantly tracking any modifications to the critical elements on the pages. The webpage submitted for monitoring will be considered the baseline for cross-checking the changes. Site24x7 will check all the elements, like images, iframes, and scripts, along with the element attributes.
With the help of the scripts and the dynamic text content on the page, thresholds will be configured automatically, or you can configure them manually. If any threshold is breached, alert notifications will be sent through your preferred notification modes. The defacement can be checked and verified from the console or from the alert notification emails. If your webpage is defaced, you can restore the original version by using webhooks or by invoking actions, thereby helping you to provide a safe platform for your customers.
Here's a walk-through of how scary defacement attacks can be and how you can prevent them.
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