Cyber attacks on eCommerce websites are increasing daily. If you think that’s because those websites aren’t safe and secure enough, you couldn’t be more mistaken. The simple reason why hackers love to target eCommerce websites is the low costing of execution. If a rober wishes to rob a bank, he will need to arrange for weapons and a getaway car, not to mention all the running around for the flawless execution of the robbery. But if robber wants to rob an eCommerce website, he just needs a computer and internet connection. Pretty easy to acquire, isn’t it?
The main aim of the hackers is to steal personal data and financial information of the users of the eCommerce website, and to misuse that stolen data for their own financial gains. Usually, the eCommerce attacks range from business disruption, phishing, intellectual property theft to payment fraud.
Hackers generally attack at the following points:
- Software vendor
- Shopper’s computer
- Website’s server
- Network link between the website’s server and shopper
Many times there are security breaches even from the merchant’s side when some malware are unwittingly downloaded on the server.
To prevent such attacks on your eCommerce website, you can take following steps:
- Data monitoring to keep an eye on the system’s traffic
- Auditing and security logs to monitor activities of the users
- Storing data of activities over a period of time to identify potential problems
- Installing firewalls, anti-malware and other measures to deter hackers
You can also consult a reputed eCommerce service provider as they have enough knowledge to help you take appropriate steps to protect your business.