WordPress is the most popular blogging software available powering more than 60 million websites. This of course means it’s open to the most abuse.
We’re finding more and more attacks on our servers are caused by exploits in the WordPress software – not through any fault of WordPress itself but the fault of end users who are not applying the numerous patches and security releases that WordPress distribute each year.
It’s essential that if you have WordPress installed on your hosting account that you keep it up-to-date constantly; the software can even do it itself if you configure it that way! Let me say that again. You must always keep up to date with the latest version of WordPress.
There are also a variety of security plugins available to help ‘harden’ your WordPress installation and we’d recommend these too.