Please note that this is an essential security alert regarding the ongoing global attack on wordpress installations to crack your wordpress admin passwords and inject various malicious scripts to damage your site. Mostly the attacks are originating from CMSs like wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc.,. The concept is simple in which the attackers are tight with all the possible passwords to get into your admin panel. Once logged in, they are uploading some malicious scripts which resolution deface the enter the site. Sometimes this might cause all the sites to get deface.
The issue seems to be due to wordpress / Joomla other open source cms vulnerability that exists in your websites connective the weak passwords of admin panel/cpanel. This could also be due to older version of such cms running on your website or you are using vulnerable themes or plugins in such websites.
Also indication that, If your limited system/network is infected then there is a chance to deface your site while accessing it in that infected system.
The following are the steps that cup be taken to avoid hacks;
1. Keep your local system free from venom and malware.
2. Unceasingly use genuine OS on your system.
3. Handling anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware tools to protect your system
4. Always use tough passwords like 3r48d*#R#T&3023r for WHM, cpanel and admin panel.
5. Keep changing the passwords for mail, FTP, whm, cpanel etc. Regularly.
6. At your website if you are using unreserved source cms like wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc. Make sure that they are up to date. The latest version of WordPress is always available from the main WordPress website.
7. Never use 777 permissions for files or folders. All files are set to 0644 and all directories are set to 0755.
8. If you upload images, files to a folder, better protect those folders along proper permission so that no one can access them from outside
10. Make indubitable that your coding is well optimized and is not vulnerable.
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