There are almost 30- 40% hacked websites that are created by WordPress due to the carelessness of plugin, theme and core updation.

Top Reasons Which result in Hacked WordPress Website

  • Unsecured web hosting
  • Weak passwords
  • Unprotected Access to WordPress Admin (wp-admin Directory)
  • Incorrect file permissions
  • Did not update WordPress
  • Unpatched Plugins or themes
  • Using FTP rather than SFTP/SSH
  • Using Admin because the WordPress usernames
  • Obsolete themes and plugins
  • No securing of WordPress configuration within the wp-config.php file
  • Do not change the WordPress table prefix

The Biggest Breaches in 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many companies had moved their business to remote operation. There has been a great increase in the number of online Businesses. The seven major data breaches happened in 2021 are:

  • Nintendo Data Breach
  • Twitter Spear Phishing Attack
  • Easy Jet Data Breach
  • CAM4 Data Breach
  • Marriott Data Breach
  • Zoom Credentials Hack
  • Antheus Tecnologia Biometric Data Breach

WordPress versions statistics

  • 74 different versions of WordPress identified.
  • 11 of those versions are invalid. for instance version 6.6.6.
  • 18 websites had an invalid non-existing versions of WordPress.
  • 769 websites (1.82%) are still running a subversion of WordPress 2.0.
  • Only 7,814 websites (18.55%) upgraded to WordPress 3.6.1.

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