Theft of personal data
One of the major risks facing e-commerce sites is the theft of customers’ personal data. Hackers seek to gain access to sensitive information such as users’ names, addresses, telephone numbers and, above all, credit card details. Once this information has been compromised, it can be used for fraudulent purposes or sold on the black market.
Denial-of-service attacks (DDoS)
Denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) are another common threat to e-commerce sites. These attacks aim to overwhelm the site’s server with a massive amount of traffic, making it inaccessible to legitimate users. This can result in significant loss of revenue and damage to the company’s reputation. Use Koddos services to avoid such attacks.
Phishing and phishing attacks
Phishing and phishing are methods used by cybercriminals to trick users into divulging confidential information, such as login credentials or financial details. E-commerce sites are often imitated to trick customers into providing their sensitive data, which can result in significant financial damage for both users and the company.
E-commerce sites often use content management systems (CMS), plug-ins and third-party applications to enhance their functionality. However, if such software is not regularly updated, it may contain known security vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit to gain access to the site.
Intellectual property theft
In addition to stealing personal data, hackers may also be interested in a company’s intellectual property, such as product plans, manufacturing secrets or confidential business information. This information can be used for unfair competition, or sold to competitors.