Google Banning Thousands of WordPress Sites due to New Malware Attacks

Internet Assure(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Over 70 Million websites use WordPress as a content management system. While the software is extremely popular and powerful, the abundance of 3rd-party plugins creates multiple opportunities for hackers. Internet Assure works to shore up the defenses for WordPress sites and provide a plan for backup and recovery for when issues ultimately arise.

According to a December 16th article by ZDNET, at least 100,000 self-hosted WordPress websites have been potentially compromised by malware over the past couple of weeks due to a plugin that many developers may not even realize is installed. Internet Assure is working to help website owners not only recover but to implement a system that speeds up services and helps prevent and recover from future attacks.

“Wordpress is extremely powerful, and while the popularity creates a lot of opportunities for development, it also attracts hackers. There are thousands of extremely popular plugins that create vulnerabilities within these sites, and quite frankly, most WordPress self-hosted websites are set up without any thought to security,” said Tony Baker, director at Internet Assure.

Another recent report on ZDNet says that that since May this year, critical WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have affected four popular plugins that have nearly 20 million downloads.

“While there are a variety of WordPress security plugins available, most people have no idea how to use them properly. Likewise, most backup plugins are either ignored or set to back up on the very server that may have been compromised,” said Baker.

Internet Assure provides a service, powered by a group of experienced programmers who work to upload and expertly configure a variety of custom settings and popular security plugins that will help secure, track changes, monitor files, and backup new and existing WordPress sites. This is especially important with WordPress E-Commerce stores that require SSL security and shopping carts such as WooCommerce.

Internet Assure performs the following:

  • Site Security Analysis
  • Malware Removal
  • Virus Removal
  • Domain and SSL Expiration Reports
  • Anti-Spam Protection
  • Scheduled Database and File Backups
  • DNS Management Options
  • Site Log Analysis
  • 24 Hour Emergency Service Options
  • And much more.

To find out more about WordPress security, backup and configuration services by Internet Assure, please visit: http://internetassure.com

About Internet Assure
InternetAssure.com was founded in 2014 by Tony Baker and Xeal Publishing LLC. Internet Assure is not affiliated with WordPress or any other software or service. For more information about Tony Baker, please visit: http://tonydbaker.com

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