Everything about WordPress is great but the biggest bummer is it’s not great when it comes to security. Since it’s so popular, hackers are well familiar with its vulnerabilities. Are you here because you think your WordPress site has been hacked? Before moving on to the measures to recover your site, let’s have a look at the signs that confirm the attack:
Sudden decrease in traffic
This is probably the first thing you will notice. It happens when a hacker redirects the existing traffic away from the main site. To take a good look, check your Google Analytics reports. Sometimes, a sudden drop in the traffic is because of the safe browsing tool by Google that shows warnings to your users regarding your site. This could be the cause of a sudden decline in web traffic too.
No access to the admin account
If your admin account is not accessible, that means you have been hacked. You can lose all access if someone changes your passwords or even deletes your account. In some cases, you are able to log in but your administrative controls are missing. That means the hacker has removed your ability to control your site.
Your site redirects to another URL
If your website redirects to another site, that is another indication you have been hacked. In that case, Google your band name and you will see that your URL has been compromised. You will also notice a drop in web traffic. It is recommended to check your site when you have logged in and out of your account. Sometimes, the redirects only impact the users who have logged out. This is a trick used by hackers so that the website administrator does not know his site has been hacked.
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