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3 Things Burger KingLearned about Hacking       That You       Want to Know
Recently, Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked.Their 83,000+ followers received inappropriate jokesabout the franchise...
Whether you’re a national or local business, internetsecurity is vital for the reputation of your brand.A recent NYT artic...
Be prepared. We know that hackers are out there, so there are 3 steps we can perform to protect our brand.1. Create back-u...
Know the law.  Fortunately, the law is  on your side if you’ve  been hacked. Since each  state has different  regulations ...
Revisit your security plan.• Even if you haven’t been hacked, being proactive  about your security plan can prevent a pote...
Upgrade and update software on your computer and  the software you use for your site. Make sure that  you’re using the lat...
By following these tips, you will be protecting  yourself and your brand. Remember, hacking does  more than just damage yo...
Content Equals Money is a content writingservice that serves a wide variety of clients withtop-shelf shareable content. We...
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3 Things Burger King Learned About Hacking that You Want to Know

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Earlier this week, Burger King’s twitter account was hacked, creating an online
nightmare for the company until their account was restored. If your blog or website is hacked,remember to restore any backups of the site, contact your web host, know the law and your rights, and revisit your security plan.

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  1. 1. 3 Things Burger KingLearned about Hacking That You Want to Know
  2. 2. Recently, Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked.Their 83,000+ followers received inappropriate jokesabout the franchise as well as rivals.This is nothing new, however. According to SentrySP,approximately 600,000 hacks are attempted every day.
  3. 3. Whether you’re a national or local business, internetsecurity is vital for the reputation of your brand.A recent NYT article states that Twitter and socialmedia hackings are “every brand manager’s worstnightmare.”You have a business to run and promote. By followingthese tips, you can continue doing your job instead offocusing on reputation management.
  4. 4. Be prepared. We know that hackers are out there, so there are 3 steps we can perform to protect our brand.1. Create back-ups. In the event of hacking, a back-up allows you to restore your site to normal quickly.2. Contact your web host. This will help you regain access to your account and block unauthorized logins.3. Update security. Online security experts state that we should update passwords every 3 months.
  5. 5. Know the law. Fortunately, the law is on your side if you’ve been hacked. Since each state has different regulations concerning hackings and PII (personally identifiable information) consider hiring an attorney who specialized in data breach response.
  6. 6. Revisit your security plan.• Even if you haven’t been hacked, being proactive about your security plan can prevent a potential future hacking.• Again, don’t forget to upload your back-up plan, which serves as a lifeline in the event of hacking.
  7. 7. Upgrade and update software on your computer and the software you use for your site. Make sure that you’re using the latest firewall. • Consider running a malware scan. • Use only the latest updates in hosting programs, especially if you use 3rd party services such as WordPress.
  8. 8. By following these tips, you will be protecting yourself and your brand. Remember, hacking does more than just damage your business. It can damage your online reputation as well. That’s why it’s important to protect your brand and its content whenever you can!Sources:http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682446/burger-kings-twitter-hacked?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcocreate%2Ffeed+%28Co.Create%29&utm_content=Google+Readerhttp://mashable.com/2012/02/02/website-hacked-help/http://businessonmain.msn.com/browseresources/articles/onlinebusiness.aspx?cp-documentid=31726409#fbid=-WWJXOao7n9http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/website-blog-hacked/http://www.webmonkey.com/2012/04/what-to-do-when-your-website-is-hacked/http://www.webhostinghub.com/support/website/website-troubleshooting/website-hacked
  9. 9. Content Equals Money is a content writingservice that serves a wide variety of clients withtop-shelf shareable content. We cater to SEOmarketing agencies as well as small business,providing content marketing strategiesapplicable to many fields. Whether youneed content for yourself or content for yourclients, Content Equals Money is theinsource writing service to suit your needs!
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