Security specialists keep discovering vulnerable vulnerabilities in Wordpress. These warnings will tell you if you have been hacked.
8 warnings for a hacked WordPress site
is a content management system (CMS) and helps private users and companies to put a website on the Internet. In fact, Wordpress has by far the largest market share. According to information from
Around 36 percent of all websites run with Wordpress and compared to websites with a CMS it is as much as 63 percent. Wordpress is open source and is continuously being developed. However, security specialists keep discovering vulnerable gaps in the software. Anyone who uses Wordpress for their website must therefore install new updates immediately. Wordpress can do this automatically, but not all users have activated the function. The many WordPress extensions that are not always optimally supplied with updates also threaten gaps. Accordingly, there are many WordPress websites that have been hacked by attackers.
Security specialist Yuriy Yuzifovich, Head of Security Innovation Labs at Alibaba Cloud, gives tips on how to identify hacked WordPress websites.
The following applies: Cyber criminals often try to hijack a website without being noticed. For example, they can hide malicious code in them or use the server performance to generate cryptocurrencies without attracting attention.
The security specialist Yuriy Yuzifovich, Head of Security Innovation Labs at
has dealt with the subject of hacked Wordpress websites. And he names eight warning signs that a website has been hacked:
1. The website has changed without any action on the part of the owner. For example, the start page looks different than before or there are new sub-pages.
2. The administrator login no longer works because the password has been changed.
3. The website automatically redirects to another page, often on dubious topics.
4. The number of visitors to the website is increasing rapidly. The reason for this could be a phishing attack that is bringing visitors to the site.
The content management system Wordpress creates websites, is free in the basic version and has by far the largest market share.
5. When the page is accessed using a Google search, Google issues a warning that the page has been hacked.
6. A security plug-in reports a hazard or a cryptic warning.
7. The web host points out unusual activity.
8. The website is difficult to read because umlauts and special characters are no longer displayed correctly.
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