Astra Firewall Statistics

Astra stops many website attacks that users are unaware of. This post shows some of the attacks.

November 8, 2020

Let's take a look at some of the things Astra blocks from happening to your websites. We often hear, 'I didn't even think someone would bother attacking our website'. Hackers do not actually visit your website so it does not matter how popular your website may be. Instead, they write a script that is used to try and hack thousands of websites at a time by finding vulnerabilities (bad coding practices, weak passwords, outdated software, etc).

This is why it is so important to keep your passwords strong and unique, keep your software up to date (including themes and plugins that are active and inactive) and to remove files from the server that are not being used.

The screenshot below shows various attacks stopped by Astra. In the 1st screenshot, you can see that the attacker was trying to inject malicious code into the database. It was stopped.

In the 2nd screenshot, you will see how many times they tried to do so and the way Astra stopped the attacks at first and then finally blocked the attack all together.

The key to keeping your website safe is to be proactive. Once a website is hacked, it causes a lot of stress, downtime, lost business and angry site visitors. Having a firewall in place is a small price to pay to keep your website free of Malware and stop the attacks.