WordPress is by far the most popular platform for building websites, powering 24% of them worldwide. But popularity comes with a downside. Hackers like to target WordPress because it allows them to infect a huge number of websites at the same time by using automated attacks.
Most attacks on WordPress sites are conducted by bots, programs written by a hacker to perform attacks for them. In many cases, large groups of bots, or botnets, attack thousands of sites simultaneously. Hackers sometimes target high-value sites manually, allowing them to make more devious decisions about how to attack and avoid detection.
Hackers attack websites for a number of reasons:
It is important for you to follow these best practices to keep your site secure: