So many reasons could explain the cyber criminality committed on the internet. You’ll find in this article three of the main reason why a cybercriminal would like to hijack your website. You’ve been told that your website security has always been, and will always be important, after reading this blog you will better understand why.
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.
Note that Astral Internet customers can rest easy when it comes to the latest SSL vulnerability: our customers will be happy to learn that they are already protected from POODLE, as all of our shared cloud hosting clients (and clients with service included) are patched to protect against the POODLE security flaw.
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.