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The Impact of Hacked Sites on a Server
Hacking is a business, and the market for data can make an attacker a substantial amount of money on darknet markets. The median price for someone’s identity is about $21, which means a large data breach can generate millions of dollars in revenue for a hacker.
To breach a site, attackers often use malware, which comes in many forms and strategies. Malware can be in the form of uploaded shell scripts or malicious requests such as SQL injection. Attacks are typically botched, so a bad actor can compromise numerous sites in a matter of only a few minutes. Data breaches often happen with long-term hidden malware that goes undetected. With malware injected onto a site, the attacker can then continually exfiltrate data from the website and send it to a remote server.
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Bad Actors Use Numerous Attacks Against Web Servers
Imunify360 will stop
Sensitive data access
Website scraping and scanning
Many other web threats
Brute-force attacks against passwords are very common on web applications running on popular software such as WordPress. Scripts used to brute force passwords will run at several requests per second, and it can overload server resources as every request must be processed. Imunify360 WebShield component will take care of CDN and Proxy Traffic by determining the real IP address of an attacker versus legitimate users. It grey lists suspicious IPs and serves CAPTCHA challenges and Splash Screens to interrupt bots blocking these malicious requests.
Imunify360 mitigates brute-force attacks with also a pluggable authentication module (PAM) and an intrusion prevention system (IPS) with IP management. In addition, Imunify360 has a port firewall that will prevent all attacks against system services such as FTP, SSH, and IMAP/SMTP.
Some sites are vulnerable to malicious uploads either from authorization misconfigurations or code that does not validate file uploads. Imunify360 protection provides a unique Proactive Defense technology that detects malicious execution flow and stops it in run-time. It analyzes PHP actions and prevents any malicious activity from affecting the server. This Imunify360 feature is critical to the health of your server, because malicious code is often obfuscated and hidden in legitimate files, database tables, or dynamically retrieved from the network staying hidden from regular signatures-based search . Proactive Defense from Imunify360 stops dangerous execution before it infects any part of the site or the server.
Injecting code into legitimate files or uploading infected files to local storage leave websites vulnerable to data breaches, ransomware, or takeover of the administrator account. Imunify360 real-time scanner detects and removes malicious code from infected files or ones that can be used for malicious purposes (e.g., PHP web shell scripts).
The web scanner validates every uploaded file shortly after it’s stored. If the scanner determines that the content is malicious, it automatically cleans it from the system keeping the original file operable.
It’s critical for shared hosting providers to monitor all activity on their servers, or it can quickly turn into a situation where hundreds of clients are affected by just a few hacked sites. Malware takes a huge toll on server resources, and it can result in crippling performance degradation on other customer websites when just a few are hacked.
Imunify360 preserves server resources by blocking many of the common attacks in the wild, especially those targeting WordPress. With your servers protected from malware, CPU usage drops, customers file fewer support tickets, and happier clients means better profitability for your services.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Imunify360?Imunify360 is a comprehensive security suite for linux web-servers. Antivirus, Firewall, WAF, PHP Security Layer, Patch Management, Domain Reputation with easy UI and advanced automation. Find out more about Imunify360 and how it works here.
What systems do you support?
We support all the popular systems CloudLinux OS 6,7,8, Ubuntu 16,18, CentOS 6,7,8, Debian 7,8,9,10, RHEL 6,7,8
What panels do you support?
We have a simple installation at any of these panels – cPanel & WHM, Direct Admin and Plesk.