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  • Fake UpdraftPlus Plugins

    We often find various fake WordPress plugins installed by hackers during website cleanups. Recently, we’ve noticed a new wave of infections that install fake plugins with backdoor functionality. Malicious Plugins Sourced from UpdraftPlus Attackers have been using different names for these fake plugins, including initiatorseo or updrat123—but any title can be used. While their code More Info »

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  • Cryptominers & Backdoors Found in Fake Plugins

    When cleaning websites, we regularly find phishing pages, malicious code injected into files, and SEO spam. However, over the past couple of months we’ve also noticed a considerable increase in the number of malicious plugins which have been added to compromised websites as well. These plugins appear to be legitimate, but inspecting the code reveals More Info »

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  • Top 10 Website Hardening Tips

    Website hardening means adding layers of protection to reduce the risk of website attacks, a process known as “defense in depth.” Here are our top 10 virtual hardening principles: 1 – Keep your website updated Every single piece of software required to run your application needs to be kept up to date with the latest More Info »

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