WordPress Sites Hacked 2016
Based on reports from Sucuri Security a common security problem does exist within the WordPress community – Backdoors.
It looks like the most common method for hackers to infiltrate a website is the good old fashioned backdoor usage. Why would a criminal spend time and effort trying to crack the front-end security of you leave the backdoor wide open. Just like any potential security risk out there, backdoor access could take on many different formats. These could be hacked versions of plugins, themes or even system files. Taking steps to secure your WordPress blog from large and small risks alike can prove to be well worth the effort.
According to security researcher Daniel Cid, at least 15,769 WordPress websites have been compromised this year by cyber-attackers who were able to evade Google’s Safe Browsing checks.
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, used by consumers and businesses to create and publish blogs. To conduct the research needed for the second 2016 Sucuri report on compromised web properties, 21,821 sites were studied with the majority of them using WordPress to manage and publish their content.
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