If it can happen to WordPress, it can happen to anyone. WordPress.com, home of over 19 million sites, has recently been the victim of a hacker who gained root-access to several of its servers. This access revealed many important customers’ source codes, which may include API keys and social media passwords, making many people vulnarable to personal hacking attacks.
WordPress.com sees about 10 million unique visit daily, making it a prime target for those wishing to acquire large amounts of personal information. But even smaller online companies, with arguably less hearty security systems in place, should watch out for and protect themselves against this type of attack. Good security systems and cyber insurance cost a lot less than payouts to affected invididuals while also maintaining reputations.