Due to its popularity many WordPress sites are the target of hackers and organised crime. Many people install WordPress and overlook the responsibility that comes with putting your site on the internet. If you don’t regularly update your software and plugins its only a matter of time before your site is compromised by hackers.
Unfortunately hacking is a “great way to make money”. Hackers are willing to take the risks as law enforcement is very weak in this area and the chances of being caught are very low. Most hackers are more savvy than IT professionals, highly skilled and always cover their tracks. Hacking is on the increase and is fast becoming a national problem.
Don’t mistake your Website being hacked as a trivial matter like some bored computer nerd with too much time on his hands. Hackers use complex and sophisticated tools to gain access to your Website. Once they gain access they plant trojans carefully so you won’t suspect anything. They then progress to stealing your emails and login data to other systems and identity theft where they eventually gain access to your bank accounts. Once they get this far, it is a very difficult situation to recover from. In many cases you don’t know until your bank account has been wiped.
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