Tag Archives: WordPress Security

OWASP Top 10 Security Risks – Part III

To bring awareness to what threatens the integrity of websites, we are continuing a series of posts on the OWASP top 10 security risks. The OWASP Top 10 list consists of the 10 most seen application vulnerabilities: Injection Broken Authentication Sensitive data exposure XML External Entities (XXE) Broken Access control Security misconfigurations Cross Site Scripting More Info »

Hackers Change WordPress Siteurl to Pastebin

Last Friday, we reported on a hack that used a vulnerability in the popular WP GDPR Compliance plugin to change WordPress siteurl settings to erealitatea[.]net. At that time it was not clear who was behind the massive attack, since the erealitatea[.]net domain didn’t work and the infection simply broke the compromised sites. Our SiteCheck scanner More Info »

Erealitatea[.]net Hack Corrupts Websites with WP GDPR Compliance Plugin Vulnerability

We have noticed a growing number of WordPress-based sites that have had their URL settings changed to hxxp://erealitatea[.]net. Further investigations show that the issue is related to a security vulnerability in the WP GDPR Compliance plugin for WordPress (with 100,000+ active installations). The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws in the EU have made More Info »

Saskmade[.]net Redirects

Earlier this week, we published a blog post about an ongoing massive malware campaign describing multiple infection vectors that it uses. This same week, we started detecting new modifications of the scripts injected by this attack. The general idea of the malware is the same, but the domain name and obfuscation has changed slightly. For More Info »

Multiple Ways to Inject the Same Tech Support Scam Malware

Last month, we shared information about yet another series of ongoing massive infections using multiple different vectors to inject malicious scripts into WordPress websites. Shortly after, the campaign changed the domain names used in its scripts. Now it mainly uses hotopponents[.]site and learningtoolkit[.]club. At the time of this writing, PublicWWW finds the most common patterns More Info »

Backdoor Uses Paste Site to Host Payload

Finding backdoors is one of the biggest challenges of a website security analyst, as backdoors are designed to be hidden in case the malware is found and removed. Website Backdoors A backdoor is a piece of malware that attackers leave behind to allow them access back into a website. Hackers like to inject code into different locations to More Info »

Outdated Duplicator Plugin RCE Abused

We’re seeing an increase in the number of cases where attackers are disabling WordPress sites by removing or rewriting its wp-config.php file. These cases are all linked to the same vulnerable software: WordPress Duplicator Plugin. Versions lower than 1.2.42 of Snap Creek Duplicator plugin are vulnerable to a Remote Code Execution attack, where the malicious visitor is More Info »

New Guide on How to Use the Sucuri WordPress Security Plugin

Sucuri has always been active in the WordPress community. We’ve attended WordCamps around the world, created tools and features specifically for WordPress, and have maintained a free WordPress security plugin with over 400k installations. If you don’t already have it, you can download the Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening plugin directly More Info »

WordPress Database Upgrade Phishing Campaign

We have recently been notified of phishing emails that target WordPress users. The content informs site owners that their database requires an update and looks like this: The email’s appearance resembles that of a legitimate WordPress update message, however the content includes typos and uses an older messaging style. Another suspicious item in the content More Info »