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Is my website hacked?

How alarming is it to receive an email about an unauthorized login attempt to your WordPress website? Do you even have a WordPress login notification setup?

Don’t worry that’s about to change; here at MK Marketing, we care about the safety of your online visitors and your brand’s goodwill. In this article, we address the biggest concerns of WordPress cybersecurity and our solutions in eliminating the risk of getting hacked.

How do I know my WordPress website is hacked?

A hacker can break into your WordPress website multi-ways: through a weak hosting platform, insecure plugins or themes, weak passwords, un-updated WordPress. Hackers are equipped with smart tools that crawl fragile websites, if your website is one of them, then you become their next target.

Here are some signs that you have a hacked website:

  • Random advertisements popup on your website.
  • The website takes a long time to load.
  • Abnormal activity in server logs.
  • Suspicious scripts are running on your server.
  • Google’s search results of your website show a wrong title and description.
  • Hidden admins and users appear in the architecture.

How do we fix it?

The hackers hide their codes in different positions countenancing for hacks to come back over and over again. The best solution for cleaning your website is to hire a professional, as it will save you time and avoid things gettings worst. 

Our experts will review the state of your website and how badly the damage is. We will provide you with a proposal within 24 hours on the solutions available to counteractive the hack attack and protect your website from future threats.

How do I prevent my website from getting hacked?

If you are familiar with the WordPress dashboard and you have knowledge of codes and scripts then only you should make changes in your WordPress dashboard.

Here are a few tips if you don’t want to see your WordPress hacked again:

  • Make sure you are using legally purchased themes and plugins. 
  • Have a support line always open with the creator of your theme and plugins. 
  • Ensure that you have the latest updates with regards to architecture, themes and plugins. 
  • Establish 2-factor authentication for all users.
  • Use a unique password and admin name.
  • Password protect your wp-admin directory.
  • Hide the admin panel from unprivileged users.
  • Check the database for any changes in editing permissions.
  • Have regular backups and keep them stored offline.

Here at MK Marketing, we offer numerous solutions with regard to Cybersecurity. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can assist you in protecting your website.

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