Getting your WordPress website hacked is bad, what makes that worse is how many security companies are then there to take advantage of you when you try to deal with that hack. Yesterday we published a post about how a web host, HostGator, and web security provider, SiteLock, had gotten someone dealing with a hacked WordPress website to pay $300 dollars for an unnecessary security service. That was after it was decided to restart the website from scratch because of the hacking. So at that point this person had payed more than it costs to hire us to properly clean up a hacked WordPress website and they didn’t have a functioning website.
If they had hired us, we would have gotten the website cleaned and back running already, as we can usually have the cleanup done within a few hours of being brought in. It could get worse, as we noted recently, starting from scratch can in sometimes actually result in you getting back to square one, having a hacked WordPress website.