Web Security

Businesses that work with government contracts; law enforcement agencies; corporations required to follow strict disclosure laws; institutions dealing with confidential health records; and company needing to protect customer payment information must all follow complex rules that define compliance standards.

We’ll guide you through the required steps and ensure that your company meets technology and security specifications for compliance in your field.


What motivation do hackers have for hacking into a website?

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For the average person, it can be hard to understand why a hacker would even want to try to break into your little blog where you sell handmade soap. Am I right?

There are three main reasons.

  1. They want to use it to send out spam email.
  2. They want to gain access to your data, mailing list, credit card information, etc.
  3. They want to gain access to your site and cause it to download malicious software onto your end user’s machine or they want to install malicious software for use on your site.

Why do hackers target WordPress specifically?

The short answer? Because it’s very popular.

Put yourself in the mindset of a hacker for just a second. If you want to take over a lot of websites for your own nefarious purposes, are you going to spend all of your time trying to find vulnerabilities on a platform used by 500 websites, or are you going to try to break the platform with hundreds of millions of sites? Because WordPress is so widely used, it’s an incredibly popular target for hackers.

Even though the WordPress core is usually very secure, WordPress is also a modular platform – it can be extended in any number of ways with themes and plugins. Because anyone can write tools for WordPress, it’s possible that not all extensions live up to the same code review standards as the WordPress core. It’s possible for a very popular plugin to have security flaws that can impact thousands of WordPress sites all at once.

Because of its popularity, WordPress is an incredibly popular platform for hackers and security researchers alike.

Why do WordPress websites get hacked?
August 9, 2015 by Justin Handley

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