16000 WordPress sites hacked so far this year – 2016
WordPress Sites Hacked 2016
Based on reports from Sucuri Security a common security problem does exist within the WordPress community – Backdoors.
I 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.