Tag Archives: Conditional Malware

Fake WordPress Plugin SiteSpeed Serves Malicious Ads & Backdoors

Fake WordPress plugins appear to be trending as an effective way of establishing a foothold on compromised websites. During a recent investigation, we discovered a fake component which was masquerading as a legitimate plugin. Named SiteSpeed, it contained a lot of interesting malicious capabilities. Unwanted Advertisements The malicious plugin can be used by the attacker More Info »

Obfuscated WordPress Malware Dropper

It goes without saying that evasive maneuvering is at the top of a hacker’s priority list. Most often, they try to evade detection by obfuscating their malicious code to make it unreadable to the naked eye. In our recent post we demonstrated how the PHP function file_put_contents is used to inject malicious data into a More Info »

Assemble the Cookies

When we investigate compromised websites, it’s not unusual to find malicious files that have been obfuscated through forms of encoding or encryption — however, these are not the only methods that attackers use to obfuscate code. Obfuscation via Predefined PHP Variables Here’s an example of obfuscation that doesn’t use encoding or encryption in any way: More Info »

Hacked Website Threat Report – 2019

The threat landscape for website owners is constantly shifting on a regular basis — and it’s becoming increasingly more complex. As attackers continue to develop tools and find new vulnerabilities to massively exploit, our team works diligently around the clock to identify, analyze, and protect website owners from compromise. Education is key to protecting yourself More Info »

Hacked Website Trend Report – 2018

We are proud to be releasing our latest Hacked Website Trend Report for 2018. This report is based on data collected and analyzed by the GoDaddy Security / Sucuri team, which includes the Incident Response Team (IRT) and the Malware Research Team (MRT). The data presented is based on the analysis of 25,168 cleanup requests More Info »

Fake Font Dropper

Every day we see different website infections. When we receive unusual or interesting cases, our researcher instincts are triggered to investigate the unusual website behavior in order to understand how new infections work. In this case, the odd behavior was the website’s pop-up window claiming there was a missing font. The Unwanted Popup Window A More Info »