Hackers have many ways of attacking your website, and it’s important to stay up to date on the most common attacks so you can do what you can to prevent them from occurring. Malicious individuals can attack your data via your computer or they can infect an entire network. Two of the most common website attacks are Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and SQL Injection attacks.
So what is the dreaded DDoS? A Distributed Denial of Service attack usually starts with hackers infecting thousands or even millions of unprotected servers and personal computers and turning them into zombies or bots. All these botted computers combine to create a massive network or botnet of compromised computers that will do whatever the hacker, sometimes called a bot herder, asks them to.