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Compromised Wordpress site Issues

Discussion in 'Security' started by bmango, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. bmango

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    Hi,

    I have a Wordpress site that is repeatedly being hacked. Unauthorised files are being uploaded to the site (not via ftp). I am continually restoring the site from backups every time this happens (about once every two weeks).

    I keep the website up to date (wordpress and plugins) but there must be a flaw somewhere which they are using to get in each time.

    The website is on a virtual server and I have root access. I have very little server admin experience and specialise in website building not servers.

    Can anyone give me any advice on what settings I could change to help prevent the hacking, or is there anyway I can identify how the hackers are able to get into the site from the server logs?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. keat63

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    Host Access Control might help, along with CSF.
     
  3. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    You should be asking about this over at the wordpress support site. Sounds to me like at least of your "up to date" plugins, probably isn't.
     
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  4. bmango

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    Many thanks keat63 and infopro for your replies. I will look into the Host Access Control and CSF. I have done quite a lot of research on the Wordpress forums, but it probably is a good idea to create a post about it there as well.

    Thanks again.
     
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