Research | How hackers make money with your hacked WordPress website?
The world of hacking has changed a lot. While it used to be just a matter of curiosity for people who wanted to see how far they could get by breaking into someone’s computer, it has become a lucrative profession. Today, you could probably call it “an industry”. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the web, powering more than 60 million websites. There are two main ways WordPress sites get hacked: through brute force attempts to crack weak passwords, or by uploading malware that can infect your visitors.
It may surprise you to learn that hackers don’t always target the content on your WordPress site. In fact, they may not care at all. In this article, we’ll show you why hackers hack WordPress sites and how they can make money from it. (more…)