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PORTLAND, OR, February 13, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One of the more painful experiences a website owner can have is finding out that their website has been hacked. It is a business disrupting disaster that can require weeks and expert help in order to resolve. This is the problem that Blue Bridge Development aims to solve with their new online guide, "How to Fix a Hacked Joomla Site."
It is a free resource that lays out the specific steps to transform a hacked Joomla site into a secure and functioning website and covers the effects of a successful hack, symptoms of a hack, how to find hacked files, checking blacklists, and how to harden the site and protect it in the future. It includes numerous examples and tools to help identify and correct problems caused by being hacked.
John Hooley, the author and owner of Blue Bridge explained, "As a newbie developer many years ago, I had to deal with a hacked client site and I had to piece together information from around the web in order to figure out how to recover it. These days, recovering hacked sites has become commonplace for Blue Bridge. I created the guide to share our process with other developers, webmasters, and tech savvy entrepreneurs so that they would have a clearer method to deal with these challenging situations."
In 2008, a leading security analysis corporation, Sophos, reported that one website is hacked every five seconds. This incidence of hacked sites has only increased and in 2015 the search quality team at Google posted online that they had seen 180% increase in the number of sites getting hacked over the previous year. More and more Joomla sites are under attack and knowing how to respond when one of these attacks is successful is key. Now there is a guide that explains just how to do that.
Blue Bridge is a Joomla services company that specializes in supporting small businesses in the management of their Joomla sites. They are based out of Portland, Oregon with over eight years experience supporting Joomla and are expert developers.
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