I’m sorry you’re here. I’m sorry because I suspect you’re not reading this on a lark, but rather because your website has been compromised. On the other hand, if you’re interested in helping folks fix their sites, then welcome–you’ve come to the right place, & I’m really glad you’re here!

There are 2 major objectives a site owner needs to achieve when a website has been compromised. They go hand in hand, & can be summarized by the words ‘repair’ & ‘reclaim’. The repair aspect is likely self-explanatory, ie, get rid of all evidence of the hack. The ‘reclaim’ aspect may need a bit more explanation. When a site is taken over by bad actors, they want to control it for as long as possible. In order to do that, they create what’s known as “backdoors”, ie, 1 or more methods that allow them to control the site at will. You can get rid of the evidence of compromise, but if you don’t get rid of the backdoors as well, all the work of repairing your site will be for nothing, as the site still remains in the hands of the criminals.

This site will give you the tools to both reclaim & repair your site. You’ll also learn why criminals compromise sites, as well as steps you can take to prevent yourself from being a victim again in the future.

If your site has been hacked, below you’ll find resources to help you get your website back up & running. Please read the following materials in the order given.

  1. Introduction
  2. Fixing the Hack