Knowing the kind of virus, malwares and spywares present in the internet these days, it is true that whatever platform you are running your system on, it always has a chance to get hacked no matter whether you are using Drupal, WordPress, Joomla etc. The saddest thing is that the impact the hacking has on your business and/or your readers can be quite devastating.
What happens when WordPress is hacked?
If your WordPress website is hacked you will lose your website ranking in search engine. Also, if the hacker redirected your hacked website to a different location it could embarrass you by maybe redirecting your website to a porn site or also it may infect the computer of your website visitors. You could also lose all your data.
How to get out of this situation?
To get out of it your first and top priority should be the security. Therefore, even if it cost a little more make sure that your website security is top notch. Instead of shared hosting, opt for cloud hosting or dedicated hosting so that you are safer. You should also use a backup solution for disaster situation like this to protect your data. Lastly, you need to have a very strong Firewall application.
What if you are already hacked?
The best way to deal with such situation is to hire a professional to deal with it because when you are hacked the hacking scripts are scattered in multiple locations and you might not know how to get your website back on track again. If you are low on budget then you can also opt for https://www.recoverwp.com or any other recovery application.
For those who would rather pick the DIY option, please follow the steps given below:
- First order of business is for you to identify the type of attack.
- Contact with your hosting company and ask for advice.
- Restore your WordPress to a previous date before it was hacked.
- Scan for malware and then remove them.