The motives are different – the result is the same

The site can be hacked for various reasons – for example, to return to the same owner for a ransom or for the purpose of selling to competitors. Sites that provide online payment are hacked to “overtake” buyers’ money – such cases are also not uncommon. Recently, we learned that a virus that infected a large digital project on a federal scale helped scammers steal users’ money when paying for an order from a phone and mobile Internet – the funds were simply transferred to the scammers’ accounts. The contract with this company does not allow to disclose the name of the affected project.

Your applications can also attract intruders – this is often practiced in the service sector in order to bring down offers in price and expand the customer base. There are revenge attacks: an angry former partner or an offended employee can order a DDoS attack on the site. In the case of the massive June attack of sites on Bitrix, the motive was the foreign policy situation.

And yet, the worst consequence of hacking the site will be its loss.

Alas, if you do not worry about protection in advance, this is a very real prospect – just imagine that all the invested funds, personal data, processes that have been configured for many years can be irretrievably lost in one minute. In addition to the leakage of important information, it is also a responsibility to customers, the loss of site performance for users, an unpleasant process in every sense of extortion of money or resale of the resource to your competitors. But from all these threats, you can provide at least a minimum level of protection in a timely manner in order to calmly do your job without worrying about a sudden attack on the site by scammers.