You receive an email from the host saying that your site has been compromised and is suspended due to large amounts of spam being sent through your domain. You’ve been hacked.
Someone has disturbed the sanctity of your hard work to promote sales of Cialis, Viagra, their porn sites or some political movement. That uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach signaling the worst case scenario–that you’ve lost everything.
Don’t worry, it’s happened to the best of us and if you’re like me, then you’ve learned the hard way. I’ve had several sites go down due to my own negligence, incompetence and lack of knowledge.
I’ll walk you through the steps necessary to help recover, clean up your site and provide some best practices to limit your vulnerability to hackers in the future.