One way that cybercriminals can access a server is by using a backdoor. Once they install it, a backdoor allows hackers to bypass typical security measures and access the victim’s server whenever they want. Even if the initial security threat is stopped, the hacker can use the backdoor to control the server without having to start the attack cycle again.
Backdoors are often used for targeted web attacks, including backdoors which are installed on WordPress sites.
Once a hacker has control over your server through a backdoor, they will make it part of their botnet and begin using your server resources to carry out attacks on other devices. This not only takes resources from your server functions, but it also puts your server at risk of being blacklisted as a malicious IP.
Server gets blacklisted
Google alerts (phishing/malware content) on websites
Suspicious files on the server
High resource usage
Backdoors are typically installed as malware and provide access to the server, so the attacker can use the server’s resources. It’s essential to block and remove the infected malware file as soon as possible to prevent the hacker from creating other backdoors in the system.
Hackers’ techniques are constantly evolving, and they have been deploying malware which is obfuscated as normal system files. Traditional malware detecting methods are ineffective against these new threats. That’s why we invented a new resource-friendly approach which can detect any obfuscated malware upload attempt while providing a very low false positive rate. The unique technology behind our Malware Detection module.
This module detects infected files and goes a step further, placing them in quarantine to prevent any further damage to your server.