Why Is an Insignificant Site Like Mine Being Attacked?

This article is from Ask WordfenceWordPress Security on March 14, 2018 by Dan Moen

At a high level, an attacker views a vulnerable website as a juicy collection of resources that they can steal or exploit:

  • It’s backed by a server that they can use to run their own programs
  • It’s connected to the internet and likely has a squeaky-clean reputation
  • It might include interesting user data
  • It probably has traffic coming to it
  • It is likely important to you

Most of the time, they use those resources to make money. And they continue to find new creative ways to make a buck.

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