I hope you're all doing well. I recently encountered an unfortunate incident with my WordPress site which got hacked. It's my first time dealing with such a situation, and I'm not quite sure what steps to take to address this issue and secure my website.
I noticed some suspicious activities and unusual behavior on my site, like unexpected redirects and strange content that I didn't publish. Also, some visitors reported that their antivirus software alerted them about potential threats when visiting my site.
I understand that I need to act fast to minimize the damage and prevent further attacks. So, what should be my process in dealing with a hacked WordPress site? Should I notify my hosting provider about the issue? Should I take my site offline temporarily? What security measures should I implement to prevent this from happening again in the future?
I would greatly appreciate any guidance or advice from those who have experienced or dealt with a similar situation before. Thank you so much in advance for your support!