Growing Money was recently hacked by hackers using a method known as “backdoor” intrusion. Our ISP, DreamHost discovered that the website has been compromised and deactivated the site on Friday July 8th, 2011.
Since then, we ran a security scan and removed malicious code that was sneaked in this site. Today, we are back and running!
As a reminder to all website owners, including myself, this is an important lesson to keep security measures tight and up-to-date. I welcome any information on how to protect websites and any web security plugins/tools to install for WordPress.
One tool that was recommended by DreamHost Security Team is the Exploit Scanner for WordPress. It is a useful tool to help find malicious code in your files and database in WordPress.