Ocreative has been creating websites since we were founded in 2003 and has been using WordPress for website publishing since 2013. WordPress has become by far the most popular website publishing platform on the Internet. Because of its popularity, WordPress has become a target for hacking attempts along with many other websites and platforms. Some sites might see hundreds of attempted attacks in a single night. Rest assured, these can easily be thwarted with proper website security measures!
One of the major questions we are asked about hacking is “why would a hacker want to get into my website?” It really isn’t about obtaining your personal information, nor is it about destroying your website. The hacker is after the server on which the website is hosted. In our experience, the number one reason hackers break into a website is to send spam e-mails from the server. Once hackers break into a website, they are able to send out mass spam e-mail messages of the type we are all used to deleting from our inboxes. Not only does this hog the resources of our Web servers, it can actually blacklist servers because of the spam messages. This means personal e-mails from the server start going into the junk e-mail folder when they are received or may even be filtered out altogether.
This makes WordPress security a top priority in our company. We want to keep your website safe and our servers secure. Ocreative uses tools to enhance WordPress security, but it is also up to WordPress users to keep their websites safe by using strong passwords, avoiding sharing passwords or user accounts, and updating WordPress on a regular basis.