Security in Joomla: yes, we can!

Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:37

Joomla! is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) used to build websites, together with other CMS such as Wordpress, Drupal and Magento. This makes the life of hackers looking to compromise websites much easier, as they can simply concentrate on exploiting vulnerabilities in it, or in one of its popular plugins and extensions.

 

The Panama Papers breach is the largest data leak in history by a wide margin, with 2.6 terabytes of data, 11.5 million documents, and more than 214,000 shell companies exposed. According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, the German publication that originally received the Panama Papers leak, this is the breakdown of the data structure of the Panama Papers:

 

This is the typical question that many SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) ask when they realise that their web has been compromised, or when they detect that something has gone wrong.  This kind of organisations wonder why they are targeted by cyber-attacks, if they seemed like they don't have any special value to be a target.