Tag Archives: Website Security

Why Do Hackers Hack? – 3 Reasons Explained

When considering why hackers are attacking websites, you might think that there’s a specific reason they target you as a website owner—your business, your reputation, or your information. But the truth is, hacks don’t often singled out someone. Most of the time, hackers spot a website vulnerability. This is what determines why certain websites are More Info »

Return to the City of Cron – Malware Infections on Joomla and WordPress

We recently had a client that had a persistent malware infection on their shared hosting environment that would re-infect the files quickly after we had cleaned them. The persistence was being created by a cron that was scheduled to download malware from a third party domain. Persistent Malware Infection on WordPress and Joomla Websites This More Info »

.htaccess Injector on Joomla and WordPress Websites

During the process of investigating one of our incident response cases, we found an .htaccess code injection. It had been widely spread on the website, injected into all .htaccess files and redirecting visitors to the http[:]//portal-f[.]pw/XcTyTp advertisement website. Taking a Look at the .htaccess Injector Code Below is the code within the ./modules/mod_widgetread_twitt/ index.php file More Info »

Slimstat: Stored XSS from Visitors

The WordPress Slimstat plugin, which currently has over 100k installs, allows your website to gather analytics data for your WordPress website. It will track certain information such as the browser and operating system details, plus page visits to optimize the website analytics. Versions below 4.8.1 are affected by an unauthenticated stored XSS on the administrator More Info »