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You built your WordPress website and are ready to take the world by storm. You have information to share and products to sell. You spend time and money making sure your site ranks on Google and you are sharing it on all of the popular Social Media platforms. All is good. And then it happens… Your site gets flagged by Google, you get that dreaded red screen that reads “Your Website Has Been Attacked”.
Why is this happening? Simple. Most people get so involved with the development of their website that they focus solely on design and functionality and completely forget about security. Or worse yet, they implement a basic security feature and believe that they are safe. Below, you will see hard statistics from industry experts on the reality of cyber attacks on websites just like yours and mine.
Statistics on Cyber-attacks*
According to WordFence, there are almost 90,000 attacks per minute on WordPress websites. In one study, it was found there are 3,972 known WordPress vulnerabilities. Out of which, 52% are from WordPress plugins, 37% are due to core WordPress files & 11% are from WordPress Themes.
According to WPScan, 52% of WordPress vulnerabilities are due to WordPress Plugins. And in one study, it was reported that 4000 websites were infected by malware due to a fake SEO plugin. Before installing any plugin, you must ensure it’s from a reliable source, compatible with the latest WordPress version and up to date.
According to WebsiteBuilder, Google blacklists 70,000 websites due to security issues every week. From the blacklisted sites, 50,000 are guilty of phishing while the rest are for malware issues.
You might be surprised that The Panama Paper Leak, in which 4.8 million emails were exploited, was due to WordPress Plugin vulnerability. The most common malware infections on WordPress are Backdoors, Drive-by downloads, Pharma hacks & Malicious redirects.
According to Sucuri,
- 83% of all the CMS based websites, which are hacked, are built on WordPress.
- 39% of hacked WordPress websites used outdated versions of the software.
- 90% of its cleanup requests are from WordPress
One study showed that out of all the WordPress websites, only 11.45% used SSL Encryption.
Let IDS work with you to ensure the security of your website, the proper way. Weekly security reports, updates on issues that have been found, and peace of mind knowing that your site is well protected from cyber-attacks.
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** Admin access is required for the WordPress website(s) to install and configure security software. The account is monitored remotely from the IDS office.