Sasol, a prominent integrated energy and chemical company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, faced persistent cybersecurity challenges when hosting and managing their website, www.sasol.com.
Upon assuming responsibility for the website, our team encountered a recurring issue of cyber attacks, with the website falling victim to hacking approximately every eight weeks. Exploiting the high domain authority, attackers employed tactics such as the cloaked keywords and links hack. This involved the injection of keyword-heavy gibberish pages into the site, adversely affecting its integrity.
Furthermore, the website experienced “hack redirects,” wherein attackers manipulated vulnerabilities to modify site content and install malware. This resulted in visitors being redirected to spammy and potentially harmful web pages, including those peddling phishing scams, adult content, and counterfeit products like Viagra or fake sneakers.
Our comprehensive cybersecurity strategy aimed to eradicate vulnerabilities and fortify the website against future attacks:
The implemented measures yielded significant improvements:
By addressing vulnerabilities, fortifying defenses, and implementing proactive security measures, our cybersecurity efforts have transformed Sasol’s website into a resilient and secure digital asset.