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WordPress websites targeted by attacks

WordPress websites targeted by attacks

WordPress websites targeted by attacks

The fact that WordPress is widely used is already known to almost everyone by now.This is mainly due to the fact that WordPress is freely accessible and easy to learn.

This makes it one of the most popular systems and makes it a popular target for malicious people.It is therefore important that you always keep everything as up to date as possible.

It can also happen that despite everything being up to date, certain plug-ins are still abused.For example, 3 popular plug-ins that are used frequently were recently abused.

Which plug-ins have been misused?

Of course it is important to know which plug-ins have been misused.The plug-ins ThemeGrill Demo Importer, Profile Builder And Duplicator are the plug-ins that have been abused.

The plug-in called Duplicator already has more than 1 million installations, all plug-ins have already released updates for this.So if you are using any of these plugins then you should update it as soon as possible.

The leaks in ThemeGril and Profile Builder were used to add scripts that redirected you to a malicious website.A second leak was found where it was also possible to run scripts that would give them access to the rest of the website.

How do I keep my WordPress site secure

It is of course important that you can properly protect your own hosting against attacks.Because of this, always try to update your WordPress site as much as possible.

This applies not only to WordPress itself, but also to its plug-ins and themes.These can also be abused.

That is why we always recommend removing plug-ins that are not in use.This ensures that your website is faster but also safer since the unused plug-in cannot be abused.

It is also advisable to install a security plug-in on your WordPress Hosting, a good recommendation for this is WordFence.With this you have just a little extra security on your website that can ensure you are safe.

It also can't hurt to make regular backups of your website and files.If something goes wrong you can restore it within seconds so your website works again.

If you have any questions about this, we recommend that you contact one of our chat operators.If no one is on the chat, you can always send a ticket to our helpdesk.