WordPress has gotten a bad rap due to malware. WordPress being one of, if not, the most commonly used CMS platforms on the web you’re going to have a target on your back. When we clean up a hacked site many business owners will ask, “why would they target our site?” It’s not that they’re targeting YOUR site, it’s that they’re targeting the well known framework of your site. What is the best way to prevent attacks? Keep things up to date. Bridge Road Marketing runs monthly core updates on all our WordPress sites. The single biggest reason WordPress sites are hacked is due to an out of date WordPress core, or an out of date plugin.
There are a number of great malware scanning tools out there Securri being our go to.