Why Would Someone Hack My Website?

April 29, 2019    Reading Time: < 1 Minute

It’s a numbers game. You’re an easy fish to fry!

Most hacks/malware aren’t done to major websites. Of course, hackers love to do that, but it takes more work and most of the time be discovered quickly.

On the other hand, your website that’s not actively being managed is easy.

It’s simple to get into and add their malware.

The more websites they add their malware to, the more profitable/successful their efforts will be.

If they hack 1,000 smaller websites, that may be enough for them. Plus, with 1,000 hacked websites, many won’t be discovered and fixed for quite some time vs. only hacking a handful.

You should also know, most of these types of hacks aren’t done on an individual basis. They are automated and require little to no time on their own.

For WordPress specifically, there are bots scouring the web 24/7 looking for WordPress websites that are out-of-date, so they can get in.

So yes, your website is worth the little effort it takes for them.

It’s important to keep WordPress and plugins up to date because these updates close security loop holes.

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Last updated on May 04, 2020. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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I have worked with Shawn at Graticle for three years, which should speak volumes in and of itself. I am a high school teacher and serve as the Coordinator for the AVID program. Each August-September we create new t-shirts for distribution to all 140 of our students, along with supportive members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

My team of AVID teachers brainstorms ideas for both the front and back of the shirt, and I present the best one or two concepts to Shawn for his expert feedback. We quickly settle on the best design idea and colors, and then Shawn and I bounce more detailed suggestions off each other for a few days. His suggestions always result in significant improvements to my rough concept. He presents me with graphic “rough drafts” at each stage of our discussion until we have a design I’m really happy with.

Shawn then works his magic, and the final design is the work of a consummate professional. We get tons of compliments on our shirts, starting with our t-shirt printer, and usually end up having to do a second print run for additional faculty and staff who want one of the shirts. This year, a middle school in Southern California saw the design and asked if they could use it.

Another positive aspect of working with Graticle is that Shawn is easy to reach by phone or email, and he is very responsive. I hear back from him either the same day or the next day.

Working with Shawn and Graticle has been a pleasure, He produces good work quickly and at a fair price. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Bill Wolfe

Teacher & AVID Coordinator

Taft Union High School

www.taft.k12.ca.us

Taft, California

Wow, what can I say?

Working with Shawn and the team at Graticle has made launching our website not only easy and stress-free, but fun! Our website looks wonderful, it looks beautiful and clean and is easy to for clients to navigate and order products. I love that it is mobile friendly and formats great on the phone. They really took the extra steps to make sure it came out exactly how we wanted and even made videos explaining step by step and page by page how to change or add to the website including changing text and images, adding products, etc. Shawn has made this a wonderful experience and helped create a great site that accurately represents our business. Not only will I recommend Graticle to other companies but also plan on having them do more work for us in the future.

Asia Robbins

Little Island Creamery

LittleIslandCreamery.net

Cathlamet, Washington