What to do if you are hacked and preventive steps to take now
Security is typically something that many of us don't give a second's thought to until it is too late. If we are lucky, someone else's misfortune galvanizes us into action. For instance, the popular blog Famous Bloggers was recently subject to domain theft, as chronicled here and here.
Getting hacked sucks, plain and simple. It can affect your rankings, cause your readership to be exposed to virus and trojan attacks, make you an unwilling promoter to subject material you may not actually endorse, and in many cases cause the loss of valuable content.
PART I: Introduction and Housecleaning It's no fun when your WordPress site gets hacked. I had a first-hand experience the other day when I was told by my brother that it happened to his site. After being able to successfully get it up and running again, I'd like to now share some helpful information and a step-by-step guide with all of you.
This is a guest post by G Veda Vyass of blogVault, a Premium WordPress Backup Service When hackers of all hues make their mark online everyday, as the owner of a site, security should be foremost in your mind. Security means, security of your site as well as security of your content.
You need to change your WordPress login information. Now. The world is a scary place. It's important to remember that not all the mayhem is physical. Right now, there are hackers trying to get your information from your website. There were more than 1 million hacking attempts on April 11, 2013.
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