Dhe majority of companies are not aware that they will soon be infiltrated without quick security updates in their web infrastructure.
In recent years we have taken on several hundred web projects, in hosting, maintenance or for a relaunch. The update situation was usually – to put it mildly – in need of improvement. Five-year-old editorial systems were not uncommon, the servers were usually unpatched. But the worst thing here is the ignorance of the customer. The expectation is always to have a secure system. However, the willingness to spend money for this has not yet been learned. The previous agency gave up quickly with update recommendations for the editorial system and no real plan of the server software.
The worst case scenario is tacitly accepted by all parties involved. Asked about it, then:
„We then import a backup, and everything is fine again.“
Hardly anyone has a real idea of what the consequences of a hack can be. Usually, however, a hack is a total loss that you can never be sure will ever be 100% repaired.