Hosting suspended due to wordpress website hack....

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  1. bmwillsmith

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    Friends be careful with wordpress plugins. Because if you install some unknown plugin... they can easily hijack our wp website and it will be listed as spam in our hosting so they will suspend our account.

    Recently we also faced that problem.

    so we have removed that infected website from remaining websites... then other sites started working fine.

    my request for you is 'make sure before going to install any wordpress website'.
     
  2. mzpz

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    It is important to review a plug in before installing .Thanks for sharing your experience. I am sure it is very worthwile.
     
  3. AJKpeter

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    Well, I recommend you to ask your hosts support after installing a plugin to check how 'heavy' it is for your hosting account.
     
  4. bmwillsmith

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    Yeah plugins are the main cause to infect a wordpress website. We need to verify the plugin before install into our wordpress website then only we can restrict website hijack to some extent.

    Even though there are some chances.
     
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    Just use trustworthy plugins which are frequently updated
     
  6. kenzo

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    I think it wouldn't be off the topic if I recommend my security plugin and services for WordPress here ;) Check out my signature and see what features are provided, or PM me for details. It will be few clicks to bring your sote back to full power after such incident you had :)
     
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    Hmm, thanks for sharing this one, but I hope you also shared the name of the plug-in that affected your site, so that the readers here can also have more ideas about it..
     
  8. azraf

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    Follow for best practice security guideline for WP. e.g. change the permission of the plugin directory.
     
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    unless the plugin comes from a reputable developer, don't install plugins that's not from wordpress.org
     
  10. bmwillsmith

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    Yes, my dear friends, i have experienced your words. We should not believe new word press plugins easily.
     
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    If your web site is WordPress site, You should regularly check for update of Wordpress and if update is available, update your wordpress version.

    Install security plugins and also keep your all wordpress plugins as well as wordpress Theme up to date.
     
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    Hi Bmwillsmith,

    Thanks for sharing what you learned. We had a client's site hacked. It was from outdated plugins and pages. They weren't using regular updates or services to update the website so it became infected with malware. Very scary! The site redirected some viewers to a porn site! Yikes!

    What happened was the hosting company had a service where they cleaned the site and removed the malware. They sent us to a site called wewatchyourwebsite.com where they scan the site every 4 hours for the basic service and have an extra security layer with firewall.

    Not sure if it would have helped in your case since you had it happen after you installed the plugin, but it could help in the future for you.
     

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