Criminals are using the Internet more and more. That is why DNS Belgium has launched safebrowsing.be, a free service for holders of a .be, .brussels or .vlaanderen domain name. We check different abuse lists daily. We look for domain names with one of our extensions which appear on those lists. When we find a domain name which appears in one of the lists, we send the registrant a warning that his website is being abused or has been hacked. This e-mail contains a link where the owner can see which domain name is at issue.
What to do if you receive an e-mail from safebrowsing.be
The e-mail from safebrowsing.be will contain a link to the safebrowsing.be website, where you can check which domain name has been infected.
If your website has been hacked, it is best to proceed as follows:
- Contact the administrator of your website, who is best placed to help you track and remove the identified files. It is important to remove all infected files.
- Change all the passwords of your hosting account, so that criminals cannot enter using the old data.
- Make sure that the last updates of the CMS you use have been installed.
registrantDomain owner, person who holds a domain name.
CMSrefers to Content Management System and refers to a web application that makes it possible for a user to easily publish data and documents on the internet. Through this system you can manage the content of your website.
Hostingrent of a physical space to store a web server which is permanently connected to the internet. This service will typically be offered by your Internet Service Provider.
DNSDomain Name System or Domain Name Server. The global DNS is the system and protocol used on the internet to translate domain names into IP addresses and vice versa.