I thought this example might give a little perspective on web site hacking. On a different website from this one, my security software gave me this report on its recent activity.
Two attacks are from the Ukraine (or Denmark) and seven from France. This is on a website that is fairly inactive.
One attack computer has even been given a name
|Number||Host Name||IP Address|
If you Google this domain name, one of the responses is the following:
The spam comes from a serial spammer in Turkey, Turk Telecom (who ignore reports), but the domains are hosted by poneytelecom.eu which in turn is a client of Proxad.net, and Tiscali.fr (a fake domain).Jan 10, 2014
You can even see what street it is on, if you want to visit.
These kinds of attacks occur millions of times a day on the internet. For the specific attacks on my website, I do not suspect the Ukraine (or Danish) nor the French governments for these attacks. The computers from which these attacks originate are in the Ukraine (or Denmark) and in France, but the person or persons instigating the attacks can be anywhere in the world.