We live in a time in which digital security is becoming ever more important. An increasing number of people are becoming extremely proficient at maneuvering around the online sphere and attacking WordPress websites for personal gain.
It may go without saying but if your site is hacked and/or taken down it can have detrimental effects on your business, your branding, and your overall reputation.
Hackers may have a number of different reasons why they may be targeting your WordPress website.
We have listed some extremely common examples to give you a better idea as to why your site may be a target:
- Inject Malicious Content
- To Steal Money
- Steal Visitors’ Personal Information
- Spread Viruses
- Steal Business’s Private Information
- Use Your Web Server to Host Phishing Pages
- Steal Your Server Bandwidth
- Overload Your Web Server
- Vandalize Your Website
- For Fun or To Get Attention
- To Disrupt Service