WordPress is a powerful content management system (CMS) that helps freelancers and business owners create amazing digital products and services. It also attracts unwanted attention. Hackers and ne'er-do-wells build WordPress products embedded with hidden malicious code. Their sinister aim is to disrupt sites, steal information, or something worse.
Malware - a portmanteau that comes from malicious and software - can enter your site from the backdoor, too. Bots roam the internet looking for system cracks, loopholes, and vulnerabilities created by outdated plugins and themes. Like a band of marauding Vikings, the disruptive effects of malware - including spyware, viruses, worms, and ransomware - can be devastating. Some ingenious types, for example, have found a way to exploit server resources to illegally mine cryptocurrency.
The longer malware sits on your site, the greater the potential harm. That’s why you need WPBlazer’s WordPress malware scanner. It’s the first line of defense against marauding malware.