WordPress continues to be a favourite target for people engaged in malicious activity on the web. A WordPress site that isn’t kept up to date with security patches is almost guaranteed to be compromised in some way.
There’s been a recent surge in the number of hacked WordPress sites, many of of which are infecting visitors with ransomware. If you haven’t bothered to install security updates on your computer, simply visiting a compromised site can infect it. And ransomware is not something you want to mess with.
Please, make life more difficult for the people spreading malware and compromising web sites: keep your WordPress sites, operating system, and software patched.