How does an attack work?

At 6Scan we’re focused on protecting small businesses against website attacks. One way we protect our customers is by monitoring what requests are being made to their website. When a visitor to your site clicks on a link, they are making a request for the content on that page to be loaded to their browser. When a hacker makes a request to see if they can upload a virus to your website, we catch and categorize it as a malicious request. On your 6Scan dashboard it will show up as ‘Threat’ traffic.

Across all the sites we protect, we see that an average of 7% of requests are malicious. That means a website getting 350 daily requests is averaging 1 hack attempt per hour, every hour, every day. This is why it’s important stay on top of your site security, hackers are always ready to exploit exposed areas.