SEO for Personal Injury Attorneys

Thousands of Personal Injury WordPress Websites Hacked February 2017

Today I located approximately 5,000 pages in Google search results belonging to personal injury law firms which have been defaced. The defacing is minor and easy to repair. If left un-repaired, attorneys face getting their sites de-indexed from Google search, which is going to be very bad for SEO.

Here’s a screenshot of what the websites look like:

Hacked wordpress websites

Repairing your hacked WordPress website

The February 2017 hacks affected over 1 million pages in Google search. Affected sites have blog posts / articles which read “Hacked By MuhmadEmad” or have a similar message. The WordPress vulnerability affected WordPress versions 4.7 and 4.7.1.

To repair your site simply upgrade to 4.7.2 (or the latest current version) and revert your posts to the last previous state in the WordPress editor and you are done. The rest of the site is not compromised.

Need WordPress help?

If you need someone to look after your WordPress site, please feel free to contact me today. I manage over 100 WordPress sites and am working my way down to working with injury attorneys exclusively. WordPress is an excellent content management system for law firms of all sizes, but it must be maintained, backed up, and secured properly, just like a personal computer.


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