It's a scary world out there for business owners. Your website is often one of your most important assets, and it's also the most vulnerable. Although any hosting platform is susceptible in some way to hackers and phishers, WordPress does tend to have the highest rates of third-party intrusions. This is partially due to many themes and plugins associated with WordPress not always being promptly updated. Through these lags in updates, it is easier for hackers to breach security and access sensitive consumer data. When it comes to Content Mananagement Systems (CMS) hacking statistics, it is shown that WordPress made up over 95% of cases in the year 2021.

Key Takeaways:

  • Approximately one out of every twenty-five WordPress sites has been hacked in some type of way, such as through unauthorized logins or third-party keyword spamming.
  • Next to WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are the next two hosting platforms that have the highest rates of hacking instances.
  • Some of these hacking tactics are so subtle that they are hard for the site owner to identify. One of these techniques is inserting spam links into developed content.

“WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. It powers more websites than any other software. But unfortunately, that popularity also makes it one of the most common targets for hackers.”

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