28 Ways to Secure WordPress Website covers, as the title says, quite a few ways to make your WordPress website more secure. There is no absolute security, and there are always more that you can do, but this is a good start. Apart from all the useful advice, the article also tells you why you should care:
“Why would anyone hack my site?” – you ask
Let’s be clear. Your site is likely not special. Unless your firm’s name is CNN.
The fact is that most – or the great majority, rather – of attacks are automated. This means that various bots (pieces of software) developed by hackers crawl the web and look for vulnerable sites.
Then if they’re successful, the site gets added to the hacker’s portfolio, so to speak, and can be used for various purposes.
In other words, your site by itself is no special, but 10,000 sites just like yours is pure gold for a hacker. Such a network of hacked sites can be used for things like black hat SEO, mass email sending, database scraping (to get your users’ personal info), and so on.
You really shouldn’t feel overly safe just because/if you run a relatively small website.
Hackers don’t discriminate.