[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]It's a fact, WordPress is running 33.1% of all websites. Users find that it's easy to use and has an extensive library of third-party plug-ins making it the ideal platform for many websites. This popularity, however, makes it a very appealing target for hackers. This is particularly true if you or your hosting provider is not diligent about keeping up with their software updates. Still, even with all security updates in place, your WordPress site still might be compromised. What happens then?
Once a site has been compromised all your site's data is now suspect. Any information accessible from the site may have been copied or modified. Hackers can even create new backdoors allowing the them, or others, to gain control over the compromised website - even if the original point of entry is closed. The best defense is having a good backup system in place and restoring the website to a point prior to the hacking. This isn’t always an option. For example, if the hack was not immediately detected then the backups themselves can become compromised. It may be necessary to try to clean the site, which is a rather involved process.
At Digital 55 our expert team of developers and support staff can examine hacked websites, clean compromised website files, help change system passwords, apply updates, and assist in policy changes to make future hacks less likely. Additionally, we offer website hosting and management packages where we keep your site updated with the latest security patches and new feature releases.