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The number of hacked websites has increased sharply

The number of hacked websites has increased sharply

As a study by mi2g Software has shown, the number of websites hacked rose sharply between 2000 and 2001. While the number of websites was 7,600 in 2000, it was already 30,400 last year, which corresponds to a quadrupling.

Compared to 1999, when the number of 4,200 was still relatively low compared to today, this corresponds to a sevenfold increase in the number of hacked websites. September 11, 2001 also had its consequences in this area of ​​life: In May 2001, almost 4,000 websites were still victims of hacker attacks, in September only 800 pages, which has not changed in the last few months of the year. This decline is certainly due in particular to the tightened laws passed in the USA on September 19, 2001, in which hacker attacks are now equated with terrorism, which obviously deterred the mass of hackers. Incidentally, a similar law has existed since 2000 in Great Britain. It is also interesting that the majority of the hacked websites (63%) were on Microsoft Windows with Microsoft IIS/PWS servers.