Private Sector

A Merchant Bank Invests in Fortifying Web Security

THE PROBLEM

A hacker exploited a vulnerability in a merchant bank’s website, inserting malware into the template and disabling the site. In addition, the hacker created a hidden access point, which enabled access even after the malware was deleted.

THE ABCD APPROACH

ABCD’s web solutions team immediately performed a diagnostic to determine the source of the security breach. Consultants reconfigured access controls to regain command of the administrative dashboard and implemented new login authentication procedures to prevent a brute force attack. Additionally, consultants installed a new theme, updated plug-ins, and modified installation settings to resolve vulnerabilities found in previous versions. Vital to this process was updating the site to the newest version of WordPress, as the previous lapse in updates presented security holes in the themes.

OUR ROLES

Website Development
Website Maintenance

SOLUTION &
CLIENT OUTCOMES

The updated dashboard has been utilized to identify security vulnerabilities, which have been successfully eliminated to preserve the integrity of the site.