These attacks take over your website and will force you to pay a ransom to get your website and data back. These attacks can also hide some ransomware files on your server and then direct unsuspecting people to download these infected files from your server. Meaning you get into trouble for distributing attack software!
The biggest impact for your business is that these attacks can bring your website to a standstill and worse still can get you blacklisted from ISPs and even from Google. What would the impact be on your business if this happened?
These attacks are normally done by ‘bots’ that crawl the internet looking for vulnerable websites and then automatically attack them.
You need to keep WordPress and its plugins up-to-date to make it harder for hackers to get in. You also need to scan your website and server to make sure that nothing untoward is happening in the background. If you don’t do this already, chances are you’re already infected.