The fine people at WordFence Security have also recently published information on what happens when web sites get hijacked. They gathered this information by surveying their client and blog readers. The results are in the infographic below.
Taking a site down or site defacement makes up 25% of the malicious actions, which I found surprising. The other items on the list are money makers for the cyber-attackers.
For a more complete look at this issue, you can read the original post on the WordFence blog.Share