WordPress hacks are a real threat for website owners. One minute your site is humming along, bringing in traffic and, hopefully, revenue. And then, next thing you know, you discover your WordPress site has been hacked.
What are WordPress Hacks?
WordPress hacks refer to the methods by which someone gains unauthorized access to a website.
Getting hacked is probably a lot more common than you might think. An average of 30,000 sites are hacked every day.
In this post, we discuss why WordPress sites get hacked, the most common methods used and how to prevent it from happening to you.
Why would someone want to hack into your WordPress website?
What do hackers have to gain from “breaking into” your site? In most cases, the motivation to hack a site is to obtain user information – both basic and financial.
Nearly all WordPress attacks are done automatically using scripts or bots. Although unpleasant, getting hacked is usually not personal.
Hopefully, knowing there are steps you can take to prevent attacks will give you some relief. Before we jump into preventative measures you can take to secure your WordPress website, let’s look at the common methods used to hack into WordPress sites.