Tag Archives: WordPress Security

Malicious JavaScript Used in WP Site/Home URL Redirects

Our team recently found a malicious JavaScript injection within the WordPress index.php theme file on a compromised WordPress website which ultimately redirects site visitors to a survey-for-gifts scam website. At this time of writing, we have seen over two thousand new infected sites since we started tracking this infection. The injection seen below is used More Info »

Authentication Bypass Vulnerability in InfiniteWP Client

An authentication bypass vulnerability affecting more than 300,000 InfiniteWP Client plugin users has recently been disclosed to the public. This plugin allows site owners to manage multiple websites from one central server using the InfiniteWP Server. Due to the nature of this plugin, this is a serious vulnerability that should be patched as soon as More Info »

Unmasking Black Hat SEO for Dating Scams

Malware obfuscation comes in all shapes and sizes — and it’s sometimes hard to recognize the difference between malicious and legitimate code when you see it. Recently, we came across an interesting case where attackers went a few extra miles to make it more difficult to notice the site infection. Mysterious wp-config.php Inclusion During the More Info »

Vulnerable Versions of Adminer as a Universal Infection Vector

This past week, we’ve been monitoring a new wave of website infections mostly impacting WordPress and Magento websites. We found that hackers have been injecting scripts from scripts.trasnaltemyrecords[.]com into multiple files and database tables. This is still the same ongoing campaign that we’ve been following for the past few years, where site visitors are redirected More Info »

Skimmers for Both Magento and WordPress

We often write about malware that steal payment information from sites built with Magento and other types of e-commerce CMS. When discussing credit card skimmers like Magecart, it’s sometimes overlooked that WordPress also has a decent share in the ecommerce segment. There are numerous popular plugins that can easily turn a WordPress site into a More Info »

Pharma Spam Redirects to .su & .eu Sites

We regularly clean all sorts of black hat SEO infections. During these infection cleanups, we often find compromised websites redirecting visitors to fake “Canadian Pharmacy” landing pages selling counterfeit men’s health pills from various .su and .eu top level domains. Spammy Redirect File Names & Contents  These SEO infections usually come in the form of More Info »

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 »