Final Installment of How Do WordPress Sites Get Hacked?
Oliver Slid, CEO and co-founder of Patchstack, explains more common ways that sites get hacked.
Nefarious Nulled Plugins – Hackers modify premium plugins to remove licensing checks, then distribute them for free download. These “nulled” plugins contain backdoors granting the hackers remote access and control.
Trojan Horse Updates – When plugin developers hand over their projects, hackers may release updates containing hidden backdoors.