eCommerce website security includes multiple measures you have to take to protect your website (and your customers) from any kind of fraudulent actions.

Your online store is a complex system that includes servers, web apps, user interface, network connection, payment systems and a lot more. And each system component can be vulnerable to malicious attacks and fraud.

In other words, if you had a physical store you would take care of installing a good security system and created processes to ensure everything is protected. The same goes when talking about the security for eCommerce websites – you gotta create a good system for your and your customers’ sake (and safety!).

What Are The Common eCommerce Security Issues?
DDoS or distributed denial of service attacks
A distributed denial of service or DDoS attack is an attack performed from multiple computers that are hitting your server with fake traffic. Its goal is to make your website not functional and inaccessible.

SQL injections
SQL injections are probably the most typical cyber attack today. With SQL injections, hackers try to get access to your online store by injecting malicious SQL commands into your website scripts. If such malware gets through, it changes the way your site reads key data so hacker is able to perform commands on your website. The hacker can even shut your website down.

Phishing attacks
Phishing is a hacking method that requires some social engineering skills. The hacker sends you targeted emails that are designed as regular harmless emails from someone you can trust. The goal is to gain your trust and make you reveal your personal details such as login credentials, payment details or any other sensitive information.

Credit card fraud
Credit card fraud is responsible for 35.4 % of all identity theft fraud. You should take this one extra seriously since you are dealing with people’s finances.

And as you’ve already guessed, credit card frauds mostly occur when someone is making a purchase in your online store. Then without knowing that the card is stolen, a store ships the product to the ‘buyer’. At some point, a real credit card owner can report fraud and ask for a refund from your store. Obviously, it leads to loss of revenue and eventually ruins the relationships with your payment processor.

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