Read my blog post on why someone might hack your website even if you think there’s no reason for them to. Some people don’t think it will happen to them so don’t take precautions.
Yes! And, it doesn’t take long. In as little as an hour, depending on the size of the site and how badly it’s hacked, The Smart Bear can get you back in, clean it all up and help you stop it from happening again.
Firstly, don’t panic!
Next, change all your passwords – your hosting/control panel password, your WordPress password, your email password.
Navigate to Users->All users on your WordPress dashboard and make sure there isn’t any usernames on there that you’re not expecting – especially Administrators. If there are, delete them immediately (take a note of their username and email address if you’re not sure and then they can always be added back in later if deleted incorrectly).
Then, simply get in touch with us and we’ll do the rest for you – we’ll need an admin login to both your WordPress website and your control panel and we’ll be more than happy to provide a quote for you before we carry out any work.
Prices start at £45 but it does depend on how badly it has been hacked. And, we always do a full scan for any hidden virus or malicious scripts plus, we make sure we install anti-hacking precautions to ensure it’s unlikely to get hacked again.