How to regain access to your hacked Word Press website via backdoor entry


If you are running your website/ blog on Word Press, it can be hacked very easily. However, if your website has been hacked, it doesn't mean that you cannot regain access to it. You need to find a backdoor with the help of which you can enter into your website settings and claim it back from the hackers.

If you are running your website/ blog on Word Press, it can be hacked very easily. However, if your website has been hacked, it doesn't mean that you cannot regain access to it. You need to find a backdoor with the help of which you can enter into your website settings and claim it back from the hackers.

What is a Backdoor?


A backdoor in ethical hacking is just a backdoor that is used by SWAT police to rescue hostages in a bank or any other building. This is the way through which you enter into your website using some remote authentication process without getting detected. If the hacker is smart enough, he will upload a backdoor for himself, manually. It means that even if you regain access to your website, they will still be able to enter into the settings of the site and hack it again. Therefore, what you need to do is to clean your website from any kind of unwanted codes and scripts so that hackers don't find their way back into your site again.

Where is this Code Hidden?


There are different locations where these backdoor codes are stored on WordPress sites:

Themes– It is not necessary that the code is present in your current theme that you created manually but it can be present in a theme that you have added to your database but it is still inactive. It doesn't matter whether the theme is active or inactive, the backdoor can be accessed by hackers anytime.

Plugins– We love to install and try new plugins on our Word Press blogs and that is the main reason why hackers find it a very easy way to add a backdoor to plugins. If a hacker has added a backdoor script into a plugin, he can access your website easily and change anything he wants.

Uploads Directory- Word Press bloggers don't usually access their upload directory because all they do is to upload an image or file directly and use it in a blog post. There are thousands of files present in your upload directory which means that even if someone installs a backdoor in that directory, you will not be able to detect it easily.

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Finding and Cleaning the Backdoor:


Now that we know what a backdoor is and what it can do with your website, it is the time to discuss the method for finding it and cleaning it completely from your WordPress site. There are different scanning plugins available that can be used to detect a backdoor on any WordPress website easily. One of the best plugins that you can use is Sucuri which is a paid plugin.

Once you install the plugin, it will start performing its functions and within a few minutes, you will find information about all the suspicious files and codes that are available on your website.

After finishing the process, your site will be cleared from any harmful code or back door. In future, you should be very careful about installing any themes, plugins or adding any code to your website because such things can have a tiny backdoor code in them.


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