Compromise of Sensitive Data
The most widely known loss resulted from a hack is the compromise of consumer or organizational data.
Your website may contain customer data that could be downloaded by the attacker.
This results in data loss, legal liabilities for the loss of confidential consumer data and more.
Loss of Website
After the hack, an attacker may have full control of your domain name, website, or even worse the entire hosting server.
An Attacker taking control of the website means you no longer have access to it and may potentially be left with little to no option for reviving your site, losing business, customers, SEO or marketing efforts, etc.
Vulnerable To Malicious Attacks
We have all seen phishing emails.
Many times, attackers are sending unsuspecting clickers to websites that appear legitimate but have been hacked. This could be your website!
Without knowing, often attackers are leveraging perfectly good websites and servers to host their malicious payloads.