As well as the normal website design and SEO services we can also maintain and administer an existing website.
We were recently contacted by a new customer whose website had become the target of hackers. The result of all of this is that their website had become full of spammy posts. Google was subsequently penalising their website in search engine rankings.
To get the website back into good health we had to delete the spammy posts all 400 of them. The hackers had also created a number of phoney admin accounts approx 150 these were also deleted.
The website used the default Administrator account, we suspect that hackers were able to comprise the account via a brute force attack. A new administrator account was created with a non-generic name using a strong password. Also, a new WordPress editor account was set up for the client to continue to create new and edit existing posts. Luckily Wordpress and its plugins were fairly up to date, as a precaution, these were all updated to the latest versions.