In my earlier blog post "Using Druapl on shared hosting... Don't" I wrote about why, for security reasons, you should never ever even consider to use shared hosting plans in conjunction with a(ny) content management system. This time, let's talk about motives for attacking webservers and why you should take the risk of a break-in serious, even if your website is just a personal blog or a forum.
In principle, there are three main motivations for breaking into a webserver:
- Monetary gains
- Showing off