What to do if your website is hacked

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Once your files are restored, it’s always a good idea to get your software, plugins and themes up-to-date. Then you should remove any unused plugins and themes and change your hosting account, website access and FTP passwords (and check to see if any new FTP users were added and remove them). Lastly, check your WordPress Dashboard “Users” and remove any users that may have been added by the hackers.