Web Attacks

Home / FEATURES / All-Inclusive / Web Attacks

Web attacks,

the start of war on your website

a house with a my web sign being attacked by cannons that are named XSS and SQL
Web attacks are the gateway to every hack attack. This often leads to stealing the administrator’s ID and password, scanning website vulnerabilities, and other attacks that lead to even bigger penetration into the website. When a web attack is successful, most of the secondary attacks are possible. Some of the most common malware infections can cause SEO and brand failure, as well as direct damage to your hard-earned revenue from online sales.

01. SEO Failure

Once the initial web attack is successful, the hacker will spread malware on the server. Once the webserver is infected with malware, it will be used as a zombie for a full-fledge DDoS attack. On top of that, malware will be spread to the visitors of your website. At this point, Google will block your website that is infiltrated with malware and your search rankings will crash, resulting in SEO failure.

02. SQL Injections and XSS

SQL injections and XSS are the most prevalent types of web attacks. Your confidential information will be stolen by inserting an SQL query via input data from a client to an application. Recently, there have been hundreds of SQL injection tools that can leak your personal information in one click. Your precious information will be easily downloaded into an Excel file. This means anyone can easily hack your website, regardless of how skilled they are with computers.

03. Scanning for Vulnerabilities

There is not just one way to hack a website. Hackers keep a wide range of hacking patterns, which they use to launch multiple attacks at once. Scanning for vulnerabilities is a piece of cake for hackers. Even a beginner can launch a hack attack in under 3 minutes with a  vulnerability scanner tool.

04. Spreading Malicious Codes

After a malware strike, hackers spread malicious codes to website visitors. This, in turn, harms the visitors as well. They either become zombie PC’s or have their personal information leaked through a virus.

05. Interrupting Server Operations

Sometimes a hack attack involves an http code that can interrupt server operations through the http protocol. This attack does not require an elaborate technique, so many beginner hackers use this method to ruin website branding. For web services that need to be available 24/7 like an online merchandise, the possibility of a hack attack like this poses a serious threat to owners of small business websites.