Four Signs that Shows your WordPress Website is hacked
The more we are indulging our lives into the internet, the more vulnerable we are becoming. This is due to the increasing number of cyber-attacks all over the world. Every year, the digital world experience more cyber-attacks then the previous one. That is why having a sound security against all threats and attacks are important.
There are numerous tools and website security systems you can find on the internet which can secure you from the outside threats to some extents. But being a website owner who got the web design Dubai services and doesn’t know any other thing about the website development, this article is very critical for him.
Before jumping on to any website security tool or other ways to protect your website, you first have to identify on your own that either the WordPress website you have developed from a web development Dubai based company is hacked or not. If you are not able to identify this, then there are high chances that you would be wasting your money in securing your website against an absence of threat. That is why I am writing this article in which I am going to tell you about the four most common signs that show your WordPress website is hacked.
1. Increase of Bad Links in Website:
The data injection is the most common sign of website hack and cyber-attack in all the WordPress sites. The hackers who have their eyes on your website and the data you have got on your website creates a backdoor to access all the valuable information in your site. To keep that back door open, they create bad links in the website so they cannot only modify your WordPress files but also change or steal the database too.
2. Unable to Login in your WordPress:
As an owner of WordPress website, this is enough to give you a minor attack. Unable to login in your Facebook account is enough to make your week into a terrible one then imagine not being able to login to your WordPress website admin panel. There are some ways through which you can reset your password but it also depends on the mercy of the hacker. If he or she deletes your account from the WordPress admin panel, then there is no chance that you can get your account and website back from the hacker.
3. Unknown files and Scripts:
Finding any unknown file on your hard drive is not as scary as finding any unknown file or script on your server. You can run different scans and clean your drive in the worst condition but you don’t have these options available as far as websites are concerned. The only way you can do is by concealing your website for worldwide audience then running a scan to clean those files.
4. Defaced Home Page:
Those hackers who don’t want anything from your website but only want to create hurdles in the smooth process of your business, they will always defaced the home page of your website. They will write their names or any message just to show the world that your website has been conquered by them and you have failed to save it.