Attacks on WordPress Sites Surge

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by guest, May 5, 2020.

  1. guest

    guest Guest

    A hacker group tried to hijack 900,000 WordPress sites over the last week
    Massive hacking operations causes a 30 times spike in bad traffic
    May 5, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-hac...ck-900000-wordpress-sites-over-the-last-week/
    Wordfence: Nearly a Million WP Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks
     
  2. guest

    guest Guest

    Large-scale attack tries to steal configuration files from WordPress sites
    June 3, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/large...eal-configuration-files-from-wordpress-sites/
    Wordfence: Large Scale Attack Campaign Targets Database Credentials
     
  3. guest

    guest Guest

    Hackers are actively probing millions of WordPress sites
    November 17, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...actively-probing-millions-of-wordpress-sites/
    Wordfence: Large-Scale Attacks Target Epsilon Framework Themes
     
  4. guest

    guest Guest

    Attackers scan 1.6 million WordPress sites for vulnerable plugin
    July 15, 2022
    Wordfence: PSA: Sudden Increase In Attacks On Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons Vulnerability
     
  5. guest

    guest Guest

    Malicious Plugins Found on 25,000 WordPress Websites: Study
    By Ionut Arghire - August 29, 2022
    Mistrust Plugins You Must: A Large-Scale Study Of Malicious Plugins In WordPress Marketplaces
    (PDF): https://www.usenix.org/system/files/sec22-kasturi.pdf
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 3, 2022
  6. guest

    guest Guest

    Hackers Exploit Zero-Day in WordPress BackupBuddy Plugin in ~5 Million Attempts
    By Ravie Lakshmanan - September 9, 2022
    Wordfence: PSA: Nearly 5 Million Attacks Blocked Targeting 0-Day in BackupBuddy Plugin
     
  7. guest

    guest Guest

    New Linux malware uses 30 plugin exploits to backdoor WordPress sites
    By Bill Toulas @billtoulas - December 30, 2022
    Dr. Web: Linux backdoor malware infects WordPress-based websites
     
  8. guest

    guest Guest

    75k WordPress sites impacted by critical online course plugin flaws
    By Bill Toulas @billtoulas - January 24, 2023
     
  9. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    I remember a time when Wordpress was the most exciting site and everyone flocked to it including me. That was before hacker intrusions just like this one figured out ways to deface it and more so easily.
     
  10. xxJackxx

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    WordPress exists because it is easy. Unfortunately that applies to the hackers as well.
     
  11. guest

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    Over 4,500 WordPress Sites Hacked to Redirect Visitors to Sketchy Ad Pages
    Ravie Lakshmanan - January 25, 2023
    Sucuri: Massive Campaign Uses Hacked WordPress Sites as Platform for Black Hat Ad Network
     
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