Did you know that websites experience an average of 58 attacks per day? That’s one cyberattack approximately every 25 minutes! Even more startling, as much as 61 percent of all internet traffic is automated traffic from bots, meaning these attacks do not discriminate based on the size or popularity of a website. No website is too small or too new to hack.
What makes these stealthy attacks more alarming is that search engines are still blacklisting only 17 percent of websites infected with malware. Website owners that continue relying on outwardly facing symptoms or search engine warnings may be missing malware that is attacking their website visitors. This is especially concerning when you consider that 9 percent, or as many as 1.7 million websites, have a major security vulnerability that could allow attackers to deploy malware on them.
Even though these statistics can be alarming, there are steps that website owners can take to protect themselves. Taking proactive steps like using a malware scanner, updating your website applications, and filtering traffic with a WAF can protect your site from a successful cyberattack. The SiteLock Website Security Insider Q2 2018 goes over these and other tips for protecting your website from attackers.
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