What Are Compromised Websites Used For?

You might think that just because your website doesn’t have any juicy data to steal, like credit card numbers or other personal information, that compromising it isn’t worth the effort. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Aside from data, a compromised site’s visitors—your site visitors—can be affected and potentially monetized in various malicious ways.

Here are just a few things that can be done with a compromised website:

  • Take the website offline or replace with malicious content
  • Send spam
  • Redirect site visitors to a malicious site
  • Host a phishing page

These are all things that no only affect you, but also your site visitors.

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