What the owners of sites do not come up with in order not to deal with their security issues: “my site is of no value to hackers,” “it’s unlikely anyone will want to hack me,” and all in this spirit. Like, the site is working, and okay.

Assuming that your site is of no value to cybercriminals, you greatly underestimate your invisible opponent. Most hacks are not banal data theft or website template breakdown, but an attempt to use the site to spread spam or create a temporary storage of illegal files on it. Other, no less common cases of abuse of hacked sites are the use of sites for botnet or for hidden mining of cryptocurrencies. And don’t forget about Internet ransomware.

As a rule, hacking is performed by automated scripts written to exploit vulnerabilities in software.

According to Positive Technologies, a company specializing in information security, the number of cybercrimes in the 1st quarter of 2019 increased by 32% compared to the same period of the previous year. And, based on experts’ forecasts, the number of cyber attacks will grow. Therefore, we suggest that you act proactively and prepare protection in advance.