Has your WordPress blog ever been hacked? Did the culprit somehow add a whole bunch of malicious content to your blog that you had no clue how to get rid of? It has happened to me and I’m sure it has happened to some of you as well. Next time you’re in a stressful situation like this, let Sucuri come to the rescue! If you’ve been a victim of blog hacking and malware or are just looking for some ongoing protection and monitoring for your site, they can help.
“The Sucuri Web Integrity Monitor detects unauthorized changes to your websites, DNS, Whois and SSL Certificates.” By entering your URL into their security scanner, you can receive a free limited scan.
If you’d like more in-depth details though, you’ll need to sign up for an account. Their accounts range from $9.99/month to $74.99/month ($89.99/year to $789.99/year). Also, if you just have website that is already infected and needs to be cleaned ASAP, you can have your site cleaned for $69.99. Recovering a hacked blog can be very frustrating and involve a lot of trial and error; so $9.99 is really a small price to pay to insure your sanity the next time something like that happens!
The free, limited scan will let you know your site’s status and whether it is blacklisted or not. There is also a pretty detailed Technical Report that follows.
The blacklisting status shows whether or not your domain is considered clean by Google Safe Browsing and by Norton Safe Web. You can click on a “reference” link to be directed to the actual (Google and Norton) sites for more details. I imagine if something was not right here, they would let you know. Sometimes it may take days or weeks before you even realize that something is wrong with your blog, so it’s a good idea to scan often just to make sure everything is ok.
With an account, you can also receive Sucuri alerts via email and Twitter. If you’d like to learn more about how Sucuri protects your site, be sure to check out the tour.