So as a regular WP user that is not familiar with coding you have no way of knowing what is going on in your online blog script. We have outlined some simple guidelines follow these and hackers will never be a threat for you:
- Pop up hacks meant to solicit money from the users. They do not show up for logged in visitors or the ones that enter the site directly. But if a user has found your site through the search engine he is a target for pop ups.
- The search engine results show misleading data on your site info.
- Cron breaching. WP has a scheduled tasks option for posting new entry blogs etc, in case of hackingthis option fails.
- Unusual logs. Go to the statistics panel in your WP account, check out all the process logs and error logs.
- If your site or unresponsive it has fallen victim to the service denial hacks.
- New strange accounts with the administrator rights.
- You simply cannot login into the WP account anymore.
- Suspicious links are added to your site though the backdoor entry.
- Your homepage is simply gone.
Read on to find out how to spot a hack before your visitors notice any changes on their end. Follow these simple steps to detect a malware:
- Try out isolated scanners; they are good for fishing out strange pieces in the HTML code your site produces.
- They might miss a more sophisticated code however they are really good for spotting cornball viruses.
- Check your site on the regular basics and run a check-up every time you spot a new text or PHP errors.
- Monitor the visitor activity, sudden jumps in the traffic. Hackers often use clean website links in their spam campaigns in order to avoid detection. Check the server traffic with your provider.
Subscribe to a site changes monitoring service. Some pages always remain the same some change the date or the copyright year. Try monitoring from a few locations as most hacker software is programmed to only target certain visitors.
Source code scanners aka Wordfence run multiple scans like comparing source, theme and plugin codes against a good version in order to detect. You can also run a check against a core code.
Do not even try to fix your blog by yourself. We like to give you WP DIY solutions but when it comes to a security breach we can only advice you to invest into proper software.