risk

All software has undiscovered flaws that can be attack vectors. Luckily, supported Drupal versions have a whole community to work on them. After 28 November 2022, Drupal 7 is unsupported, which means that the risk to your site grows massively, from potential bugs and vulnerabilities that threaten your data.

 

Remaining on Drupal 7 beyond November 2022 creates four main risks:

 

Data breaches
Large-scale data exfiltration can occur via access to websites that hold this data or link to systems that do, like CRMs. 

Unauthorised access into organisation-wide systems and infrastructure 
Website vulnerability can offer a route into an organisation network via servers or other connected systems. Imagine a chain of privilege being exploited through successive systems, with the public-facing website as an obvious front door that's been left open. 

Ransom attacks 
Access to website data means an attacker can then attempt to blackmail an organisation. Other ways in which organisations are extorted include the threat of continued disruption, denial of service, public embarrassment or data sale.

Website vandalism 
Attackers change your content for multiple purposes, sometimes via automated tools simply for spam and sometimes for more targeted motives. 

 

Impact of these risks:

 

 


 

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