“Why would anyone want to hack my website…I’m just a small business.”
I hear that…a lot. Website maintenance is an afterthought for most web owners. They have a small website and don’t think their site will get hacked, so why bother with the updates? If your website isn’t updated regularly you are a prime candidate for vicious attacks The hackers main objective is to divert web search activity to pharmaceutical or porn websites, or to send out spam emails to a massive email list.
This destroys your and / or your business’s reputation. Your site gets blacklisted, and that makes your website non-existent when people are searching for you. Since not all WordPress website owners take the security efforts needed they leave themselves open to hackers assaults.