People (hackers) aren’t actually interested in your website. In fact, they don’t care about your website at all. They don’t hack websites to ruin someone’s business. So why do hackers hack websites?
Mainly in order to get into your visitor’s computers! It’s all about money and they are looking for bank details or access to some kind of financial gain.
When someone visits a hacked website, if they haven’t got a ‘malware blocker’ on their computer then this could potentially flag up to the hackers that they have a vulnerable user on one of their hacked sites. They have all sorts of clever ways of knowing this.
At this point they will then try and get into the ‘vulnerable’ visitor’s computer and find information to gain access to money.
It’s as simple as that. This is the main reason for website hacking. There are others but, whatever the reasons, you want to protect your visitors and the best way to do this is keep your website as secure and as up to date as you possibly can.