WordPress Hack Recovery
There are approximately 455,000,000** WordPress sites online. Being targeted by hackers is an occupational hazard but our WordPress hack recovery service will get your site up and running in no time.
**Unbelievable, we know! But correct as of June 2020.
What to do if your WordPress website has been hacked
First, to quote The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Don’t panic! All is not necessarily lost.
Just get in touch using the form below. We will look over your site and come up with a plan of action to get your website back online as soon as possible.
How much will this cost?
That is a really difficult question to answer as each site is different in terms of setup, complexity and size. Also, some hacks are more complicated than others.
As a rule, we take two hours to research the problem. In about 80% of cases we will be able to restore the site within this time. Our quickest repair took just under an hour, the average is about three hours and our longest repair to date took five days!
If your repair looks like it will take any longer than the initial two hours, we will let you know. Nobody likes a stinker of a bill at the end of a job, so we’ll keep in touch and let you make the decision on how you would like to proceed. No surprises!
Is WordPress insecure or easy to hack?
No, it’s not insecure or easy to hack. When your site is new, it will usually be running the latest version of WordPress and any installed plugins. Over time, and this is true of all software (not just WordPress), vulnerabilities are discovered in WordPress and it’s plugins. Both WordPress core and plugins are updated very regularly to fix these vulnerabilities and add new functionality. In our experience, 99% of hacks are on sites that haven’t been updated in 6+ months.
Prevention is always better than cure!
If you keep your hosting account, WordPress, installed plugins and theme up to date, your site should be fine. We also recommend taking a belt and braces approach to security – install a firewall, carry out regular security audits and ensure that you perform regular complete site backups. Check out our Worry Free WP service to see how we can help with this.
Have a question?
Some Frequently Asked Questions About Our WordPress Hack Recovery Service
How do I know if my site has been hacked? There are several symptoms of a hack. Your site may be suffering from one or more of the following; Your site is reported as a potential “Attack Site” by Google. Your site automatically redirects to third party pages selling various “performance enhancing” medication or porn sites (neither of which do anything for your brand reputation). Your site content has unusual images and links embedded. Your site displays a 90’s looking ascii-art message saying you have been hacked buy some “Team” in Pakistan. (Yes, this happens. Some of the sites even play 8-bit music… very retro!) Your customers (or your hosting provider) have reported that your site is sending a crazy amount of spam.
Will you be able to recover my site? There are no guarantees that it will be possible, but over the years, we have only had one site that we couldn’t recover… so the odds are in your favour. If you have access to a backup copy of your site, this will greatly increase the odds of a complete recovery.
We haven’t installed any updates, should we be worried? As above, don’t panic. But do get in touch to see about doing some preventative maintenance on your site. Check out our Worry Free WP service by clicking the link below.
Would you like to know more about our WordPress Hack Repair Service?
Contact us today – we are happy to look at your site!
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To get started on your project, arrange an obligation free call with us using the form below.
We will take the time to discuss your project and help figure out how best to tackle it. A short chat will help you establish clear objectives, develop a plan of action and learn how we can help you.
To arrange a call, just select a date, time and enter a few quick details about your business below.
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