What is a Website Defacement?

Defacement is easily one the most obvious signs of a hacked website. In these attacks, bad actors gain unauthorized access to an environment and leave their mark through digital vandalism, altering its visual appearance or content in the process.

In many cases, website defacements display social or political messages that are completely unrelated to the site’s original content — with the ultimate goal of blackmailing or embarrassing the website owner, enacting revenge, or promoting alternative viewpoints.

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