On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked every day. WordPress websites are a large target for hackers because of their huge user base. BuiltWith tracks more than 27 million live WordPress websites. Learn more about our security in depth here!
The threat lies not just with WordPress itself, also the wide range of third-party plugins used by WordPress users. Many developers or owners of WordPress websites have experienced attacks and hacks due to vulnerabilities in plugins.
Since WordPress is used by more than 40% of all websites in the world, it is not surprising that it has also recorded the most number of vulnerabilities among the most widely used content management systems.