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WordPress Most Hacked Content Management System: Are You Safe?

12.11.20

According to the New York Times, the United States President was recently the victim of a WordPress hack. The New York Times stated that “President Trump’s campaign website was briefly taken over by hackers who defaced the site.

WordPress Most Hacked Content Management System: Are You Safe?

 

November 4, 2020 


According to Infosecurity Magazine, “WordPress accounted for 90% of hacked websites in 2018, up from 83% in 2018. There was a steep drop before Magento (4.6%) and Joomla (4.3%) in second and third. The latter two had dropped from figures of 6.5% and 13.1% respectively in 2017.” WordPress has been noted as one of the most hacked content management systems, and with statistics like these revealed by WordPress owners Go-Daddy, it is no shock as to how often these hacking attempts can occur. WordPress is one of the most used content management systems available, so this large scale hacking that has been noted to occur makes sense. 

 

According to the New York Times, the United States President was recently the victim of a WordPress hack. The New York Times stated that “President Trump’s campaign website was briefly taken over by hackers who defaced the site on Tuesday. The defacement lasted less than 30 minutes, but the incident came as Mr. Trump’s campaign and that of his opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr., as well as law enforcement and intelligence agencies, have been on high alert for digital interference ahead of next week’s election.” According to the FBI, who have been investigating the matter, it is not yet clear if a foreign state perpetrated the hack in an attempt to disrupt the presidential election. The New York Times does report that “the hackers claimed to have compromised “multiple devices” that gave them access to the “most internal and secret conversations” of the president and his relatives, including classified information.” Even well-known individuals with large amounts of resources are the victims of attacks. 

 

Many who use WordPress may not realize that they have been the victim of a hack or do not know how to stop the potential hacks. Synergy Infosec offers a one-of-a-kind WordPress Security Scan to help counter these attacks and stop them in their tracks. Our convenient WordPress security scan test for the vulnerability and risks of a WordPress installation. Our extensive scan takes moments while scanning application security, plugins, host environment, and web servers. This is all conveniently available on our dashboard scanners. The scan takes moments while quickly saving you from potential malware and data loss. This is cybersecurity confidence at your fingertips! Our WordPress security scan comes in two versions. One is our free easy-to-use scan, the passive check. The passive check downloads a handful of pages from your desired website and analyzes the raw code. A second option is an active check! The active check attempts to list plugins, themes, and users with custom auditing scripts. The passive check is excellent for use with general scanning. The active check is your answer to suspected issues within WordPress or if you want to cover all your bases and be sure of your risks. Rest assured, both options are great for your company.

 

If you or your company is still unsure what to do in the event of a WordPress hack, Synergy Infosec’s team is available for in-depth consultation services.

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