WordPress Protection, Detection and Recovery
Have a WordPress website? Insite Media Design provides malware protection and malware removal services!
Protect your investment and your website’s visitors when you keep your WordPress website professionally updated, monitored and secure from brute force attacks, malware, spam injections, redirects and more! Undetected and unresolved malware will result in decreased traffic and, in some cases, removal by Google and Bing from search result lists and your host shutting down your website in accordance with their terms of service.
WordPress Maintenance and Security Service
Our security and maintenance service minimizes the risk of malware and hacking with protection, detection and monitoring.
Many website owners believe that hackers will have no interest in their website if they aren’t storing important data (such as credit card information) and have a strong password. However, all websites are vulnerable to hackers whether there is stored information or not – hackers are interested in using your website’s code to accomplish their profiting goals.
Unless you’ve taken the proper steps to protect your WordPress website and are actively managing its security, the chance of your website falling victim to a successful attack is not a matter of if, but when.
How do hackers gain entry into WordPress websites?
- WordPress core files
- Brute force
- Old files
- File permissions
- Password theft
What's in it for the Hackers?
The main motive for hackers is PROFIT. Many website owners believe that because they aren’t storing important data (such as credit card information) that hackers will have no interest in their website. However, all websites are vulnerable to hackers whether there is stored information or not – hackers are interested in using your website’s code to accomplish their profiting goals.
Some methods hackers use are:
- Sending spam email through your IP or domain
By sending spam emails from a website’s IP address and not the theirs, hackers’ spam emails are virtually untraceable. If your domain is producing spam your host company will shut down your website (most notably Network Solutions). In addition, your domain will appear on email blacklists including SpamHaus (one of the largest anti-spam DNS blacklist services known). If your domain is blacklisted your emails will be rejected or flagged as spam by many email providers until your domain has been removed from blacklists.
- Replacing your website’s meta tags with their own meta tags
A hack that is difficult to detect since the modified title tags, description tags and links can only be seen in search results, not in the hacked site itself.
- Redirecting your website to theirs or their mobile app
This method is not immediately detected since only certain browser and device types are targeted. A dangerous (and often embarrassing) result that leads website visitors to adult industry mobile apps, phishing sites, websites with malware that infects computers and more.
- Inserting links to their website
Although the links are visible on the website they are often inserted within content or in the footer where they are not obvious. Types of links that we have seen when removing malware are links to gaming websites and adult industry websites.
Our WordPress Maintenance & Security Monthly Service includes:
- Security Activity Auditing
- Plugin and WordPress Version Updates
- File Integrity Monitoring
- Malware Scanning
- Blacklist Monitoring
- Post-Hack Security Actions
- Secure Off-site Backups, Weekly
- Monthly Activity Report
WordPress Maintenance & Security Plan Pricing