Ever get too many bad visitors?
I Created a new website and had over 1000 visitors everyday as soon as it went up. Searching the new domain name showed it to be a 10 year old site and was considered a real good one. Searching a bit more showed it had pretty good traffic built, so no problem, right?
Wrong. As a standard, I keep a visitor counter on most websites to be sure of traffic. I just don't trust of site counters because they have been proven innacurate.
Now the reality. I added Akeeba Admin to the website and spent the time to configure it. Added The honeypot to catch and stop all the spammers and scammers. Added a bit of code as instructed to stop php injection. Ran a number of tests to be sure of no injections and no virus lurking in nooks and crannies in the back end.
Funny thing. The traffic dropped by about 75% where people were coming and going and trying to find ways into the back of the website.
My take on this is, one must have great security or risk eventual compromises.