Is Your Website Vulnerable to Hacking?

John is a CPA and is much too busy to maintain his WordPress website. He hadn’t updated the software in at least 6 months. A client commented one day that John’s site had ads all over it. John had no idea that his site had been hacked. Hackers earn money from ad impressions and had exploited a vulnerability in the website’s out of date software.

According to Forbes – On average 30,000 new websites are hacked every day.

It took a few weeks to remedy John’s website. This made John’s business appear unprofessional and most likely cost him business, not to mention the headache and expense of finding someone to fix it.

I keep my clients site’s software current and have security in place so hacking has never been an issue. However hack recovery is also included in my hosting plans. If a site gets hacked, it’s only a minor inconvenience and costs a lot less than losing business and paying to have a website fixed.

What would you do if your site was hacked?