Hey online entrepreneur,
If you own a WordPress site you need to BE CAREFUL..
.. Because EVERY DAY hundreds of WordPress sites are being hacked & compromised.
Take for an example from this quick Google Search that showing us how many WordPress site was hacked in the last 24 hours:
(WP) is the most popular and widely used blogging platform. It supports
every kind of website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business
Over 26% of all websites globally are using WordPress.
As a result, hackers & spammers have taken keen interest in breaking the security of WordPress sites.
Why Website Security is Important?
Because GOOGLE blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing each week.
If your website is a business, then you need to pay extra attention to your WordPress security..
Otherwise Google might blacklist your website & it can’t be found on search engines anymore (thus, bye-bye traffic).
A hacked WordPress site can cause serious damage to your business revenue and reputation. Hackers can steal user information, passwords, install malicious software, and can even distribute malware to your computer, PC, etc.
Worst case scenario, you may find yourself paying ransomware to hackers just to regain access to your website.
Even A Fresh Install of WordPress With Nothing On It, Little to No Traffic, Is Still at Risk.
Overall, there are two main reasons why any site is hacked: money and hacktivism.
According to a security report by Sucuri,
100% of sites that were sampled were hacked in order to exploit them
for profit, but four percent of them are simultaneously used for
When your WordPress site is hacked, you may not notice it..
Until you get an email from your hosting company
telling that they had to terminate your account!!
Getting your WordPress site hacked is bad.. but getting your
hosting account terminated?
It is a DISASTER.
And no matter if your site is making you $100/day or $25/day, it is counted as YOUR ASSETS.
Heck… EVEN IF your site hasn’t generated any income for you yet, it is STILL considered as your online asset.
BUT if your wesite is based on WordPress, it is quite difficult to keep your site safe & secure
because WordPress itself is an open-source project
– which means every one has access to its source code, making almost any WP site as an EASY TARGET for hackers around the globe.