Every day it seems we hear another news story about a major corporation being hacked. This isn’t surprising since around 100,000 websites get hacked daily. For many companies, a hacked WordPress may be challenging to recover, which can cause a significant disruption in business operations.

Dealing with a hacked WordPress site is a challenge that can be overcome, even if you have very little technical expertise. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know if your WordPress has been hacked and what you can do to recover it. 

Why WordPress Hacks Are Popular

At any given moment, some sort of malware infection impacts over 150,000 small business websites. Even websites that seem benign and lack sensitive information are prone to hacking. Hackers can attack for various reasons, not only by mining sensitive data. Some of these reasons may be to spread Malware and bandwidth additions to bot networks for DDoS attacks. 

Reasons WordPress Is An Easy Target For Hackers

While many options exist for protecting your website from hacker attacks, some are often overlooked, causing sites to be insecure. Some security implementations are simple to employ yet reduce the chances of a website being hacked dramatically. In many cases, the software is outdated and, therefore, has vulnerabilities corrected by later versions. The use of obsolete themes, plugins, and other applications increases exposure to security holes taken advantage of by hackers.

What To Do If Your WordPress Is Hacked

If you find that your WordPress has been hacked, don’t panic. Check the various aspects of your WordPress-hosted website to determine a few things to help you assess the extent of the damage. You can do this by checking whether or not you can log in through your WordPress admin panel, seeing if your web address redirects you to another website, and looking for illegal links. These aspects offer vital information that will help you sort out the extent of the hack. 

Contact Your WordPress Security Specialist

Hopefully, you already have a managed cloud solutions company you contract to perform vital services for your IT needs. These services have WordPress Security Specialists on standby waiting to help you if your site has been hacked. With the information you have ascertained during the initial check of your website, contact your WordPress Security Specialist, who will conduct a thorough review of your site, repair any damage caused by the hack, and ensure your security is up to par.



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