My wordpress site was hacked
Posted by Sam Nexus on 21 November 2011 07:30 PM
Follow the following steps to secure your website.
Your operating system (e.g., Windows, OS X, or Ubuntu) plays a central role in managing the security of your computer. Keep it safe by:
Not just your operating system, but your web browser, toolbars, plug-ins, security software, and other applications all need to be kept up to date to patch “holes” that can let badware into your computer.
Anti-virus, anti-spyware, and other similar products can be useful to detect, stop, and remove badware that has found a way onto your computer despite following the previous steps. Look for a product that:
It is sometimes helpful to have a second product (from a different vendor) that you can run manually or on a schedule to check for anything that the realtime scanner may have missed.
Keep your essential software up-to-date :
Browser plugins (i.e. Flash, Java, Adobe Reader, QuickTime, etc.)
Anti-virus and/or anti-spyware tools
Use browser security extensions like NoScript to minimize risks of being infected while surfing the web.
Change all site passwords. Refrain from saving new passwords in FTP programs where malware can easily steal them from.
Update all third-party scripts:
Note: Removing the old content and uploading a fresh copy or restoring the site from backups will be just a temporary solution since the cause of the hack would not be eliminated. Kindly ensure you look in ALL folders and review ALL files. Hackers normally leave scripts which can be used later on to regain control. Also make sure all administrator passwords are changes including in wordpress.
Nexus can offer development services, however, there would be considerable costs due to the development hours required for such tasks.