Wordfence has published an article for web site owners who have experienced a hack and how to recover from the loss of SEO ranking.
If your site has been hacked and you have successfully cleaned your site and closed the security hole the attacker used to gain access, you’ll need to recover any damage done to your SEO ranking and reputation.
Here is the link to article:
Mike Dahn, the co-founder of the BSides information security conferences, chats with Mark Maunder of Wordfence about how vendors can be more secure in today’s world.
In the interview Mike said that “the best way to secure data is to get rid of it“.
Mark’s blog post about the interview expands on this point by describing various ways to getting rid of the data. His post includes the video embedded below. Read Mark’s blog post at https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/03/get-rid-of-data-to-secure-it/
Employing early warning systems help web site owners can fend off hack attacks.
Here is an article from Wordfence that provides information about tools to detect intrusion.
Wordfence posts an article that walks you through how an attack platform works and the scripts and capabilities that it provides.
“During a recent investigation of a very large infection we found a trove of attack tools that all pointed back to a single ‘meta’ script. This script was only two lines long but provided an attacker with a powerful capability. Once it fully installs itself it provides what we are referring to as an ‘attack platform’.”
Video of Matt Mullenweg at the Philadelphia WordCamp.