Katherine Conley

What are the Different Types of Malware that can Attack a Website

Website malware is a harmful software, which is developed with the intention to carry out a malicious activity against your website. The main objective of this website malware is stealing sensitive information, reducing the visitors to spam pages, disrupting the availability, hijacking your website, and even infecting the visitor of your website. When it comes to removing a website malware, Malcure Website Security helps in eliminating infections from WordPress websites.

Types of Website Malware:

There are many types of website malware available and each of them is designed to execute a different malicious activity. The following are some of the types of website malware.

SEO Spam:

Search engines are regularly updated in order to detect and filter suspicious websites on their data results. But it doesn’t always detect the bad things from hijacking the rankings of legitimate websites. Hackers use different ways to inject SEO spam by inserting the HTML code for the concealed elements into the website files or by injecting fake spam posts into your website database. Spam content ranges from online gambling, pornography, non-medical pharmaceuticals, or any other less savory topics.

Malicious JavaScript:

JavaScript is one of the popular programming languages, which is used across the world in order to implement complex features on web pages, CMS platforms, etc. By injecting the malicious code on your website, it executes malware whenever the site is getting loaded. This injection allows the hackers to easily modify the nature of your website. These are used by the hackers to redirect your visitors to third-party unwanted websites, install malware on visitor computers without being detected, and display unwanted advertisements or mine cryptos on the computers of site visitors.

Conditional Redirect:

When hackers want to hack your website, they will add several malicious codes to redirect your specific users to another website. Hackers used the common methods which include modifying your web server configuration rules in htaccess or web config files, adding server-side scripts, and also including client-side JavaScript in order to create these malicious redirects. To achieve these elements, hackers regularly limit the redirects to target specific visitors and avoid detection. This results in phishing your website, while the original website gets blocklisted by the search engine authorities.


Hackers usually deface any websites in order to show their skills by sharing a message focused on political, ideological, or religious goals. It includes a message that the site has been hacked along with the credits who had done it. Website defacements are one of the most obvious signs of compromise.


Phishing attacks are done by hackers. They pretend themselves as someone else in order to gain information about the visitors or privileged access. It comes in various formats from fake login pages for reputable brands, online banking portals, webmail portals, and also login pages of many social networks. Phishing can be very difficult to detect because hackers conceal their malicious pages deep within your website directory structure.


Backdoors are the most common type of website malware. It allows the hacker groups to plant malicious codes on your website in order to maintain or regain unauthorized access after the initial infection. Hackers execute the codes by using POST, GET, or COOKIE requests without a webmaster's consent.


From the above, you can get an enormous knowledge about the types of malware that attack your websites. It is important to use Malcure Website Security in order to protect your websites from malware.

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