Just a quick post today related to the huge waste of time and resources that hackers create.
Over the weekend MadeGlobal was put into firefighting mode because of some pesky LulzSec hackers who had taken out our client’s wordpress websites. Thankfully it has been fairly quick for us to get the sites back online, but now the longer task of getting passwords changed for logins and FTP is starting.
We just wanted to recommend to everyone who has a wordpress website that you make sure you have the most up to date version of WordPress and of every plugin. It really does make a difference! And make sure that your passwords are really secure too!
Finally, we’d like to recommend the free plugin “Wordfence Scan” which will allow you to quickly see if any of your files have been hacked, and give you some help in fixing things.
Hackers are unlikely to do any major damage, but it is incredibly frustrating to have to spend hours fixing things. Better to be safe than sorry.