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5 Signs of WordPress Website Attack

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It is important to notice when your website has been hacked, so in this slide, we give you some actions to achieve it.

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5 Signs of WordPress Website Attack

  1. 1. W O R D P R E S S A T T A C K Prevent your WordPress Website from being hacked 5 S I G N S O F
  2. 2. HOW TO KNOW IF I' M INFECTED How can a person or organization know when their website has been compromised before it gets out of control? More importantly, how can that same person or organization know their website has been compromised before their customers find it themselves? Actually, it really isn’t hard to find a hack. Here are 5 signs you can watch for to make sure your site hasn’t become a victim.
  3. 3. Hacktarget’s WordPress Security Scan MULTIPLE SITE-CHECKERS https://hackertarget.com/wordpress-security-scan/ Online WordPress Security Scanner to test vulnerabilities of a WordPress installation. Checks include application security, WordPress plugins, hosting environment and web server. These online site checkers will scan your site and tell you if your WordPress is compromised. Gamasec’s Malware Detection https://www.gamasec.com/gsf/AntiMalware.aspx This remote website Malware detection scanner investigates URLs in order to detect suspicious scripts, malicious media and any other web security threats hidden into legitimate content and located on your websites. Webcheck.me Website Scanner https://webcheck.me This tool allows you to check your website against many known problems like misconfiguration or malware (and much more). 01
  4. 4. Changes in files BETTER WP SECURITY Better WP Security can also help determine a problem by looking for changes to files on your site. It can look for added, removed or modified files and report back to you via email. As nearly all hacks involve inserting code into WordPress files this can be a good indication that someone has gotten into your site and done something they shouldn’t have. 02
  5. 5. GOOGLE WEBMASTER TOOLS Google Webmaster Tool is one of the best tool for webmaster which you can get for free, and if you have not yet submitted your Website in GWT, you are missing out vital information regarding your website. Google Webmaster Tool can get the data, tools and diagnose for a healthy site, with this tool you can check your WordPress for potential issues that Google has detected. If Google has detected malware on your WordPress, you or your visitors might see a warning saying “This site may harm your computer.” or “The Website Ahead Contains Malware.” If you’ve been blacklisted by Google, one of your best sources for help is Google Webmaster Tools. Google will watch your site for problems when it scans and reports any problems back to you in GWT. 03
  6. 6. UNUSUAL ACTIVITY Another major indicator your site has been hacked is unusual activity often in the form of a traffic spike or unusual amounts of spam. For example, if you have an old post that suddenly becomes popular for no apparent reason you might have a problem. Along these same lines, you should watch for visitors from unusual parts of the world, and watch for extra comments or anything else that can’t be easily explained. 04
  7. 7. LOOK AT THE FILES 05 PHP files in your theme, the .htaccess file and extra files in your WordPress home directory are all common places you will find hacked code on a WordPress or other site. What you’re looking for here, in the case of PHP files, is “hidden” or complicated code. Scan your entire file structure for “base64” or look at the ends of your PHP files. If there is anything you don’t recognize it could very well be something bad. In the case of .htaccess look for redirect rules to domains you’re not familiar with, or other blocks of code that make no sense. Figuring out that you have a problem might not always be obvious. Most attacks these days will center on .htaccess or a PHP file and will use the infected site to attack its users. Services such as ScanVerify combined with plugins like Better WP Security can help you find the infected files quickly and easily so that, when something does go wrong, you’re back in business as soon as possible. Looking through the files manually could be boring, but it is, without a doubt, the most effective way of finding an attack as you are exposing an attack directly.
  8. 8. NEED MORE? Or if you need help from our professional team, contact us! Article Source: https://www.clickittech.com/wordpress/wordpress- common-attacks Common WordPress Attacks ClickIT Smart Technologies Tips for WordPress Security Run an Intrusion Audit WordPress Optimization

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