MontanaWebmaster.com Has Been Hacked!

While a new site is being restored on SiteGround, you may be interested to read more about the hack on our Facebook Page!
FACEBOOK POST 7

AS THE HACKED SITE TURNS: QUALITY HOSTING MATTERS Episode 7

I have had three web hosts for my websites:

  1. BigSky.net; which I left because their system was clunky
  2. Communitech.net: which I left when they were bought out by a bigger company that cannibalized their resources
  3. Modwest.com: I have stubbornly stuck with Modwest, but the last hack was the last straw!

A site compromise (hack) can come in through many doors:

  1. Poor passwords
  2. Insecure website software
  3. Insecure hosting environment

Notice that their newest software environment is from 2011. That is ancient in software years ... and insecure! Of all the hacked sites I've worked on about 75% were on Modwest.