If your website or blog is built on WordPress’ blogging platform, beware—a large-scale hack has been unraveling over the last couple of weeks. It has already attacked over 90,000 IP addresses in waves over “virtually every webhost in existence,” says host company HostGator.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to update your password to a more “secure” one—at least 8 characters long, with upper and lower case letters and special characters. It is unknown when the attack will end, but this should keep you from being hacked if you haven’t been already.
If you’re not sure you’ve been hacked, you’ll know for certain if you can’t log in, or if the back-end of your site/blog is extremely slow.
Find more information on theWordPress hack here.