Website Defacement: Petty Cyber Attack…Big Consequences


“Prepare for the worst.”

The surprising nature of a website defacement attack is what makes it so powerful and scary. A message that might be detected and removed in a few minutes, sometimes hours, can have enormous political cost, and result in reputational damage and a loss of trust that takes time to recover. Of course, if the target is a business, there can also be an economic cost.

The Russian-Ukraine conflict displayed the most egregious defacement attacks