Threat actors are actively exploiting a zero-day in WPGateway WordPress plugin

Threat actors are actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the WPGateway premium plugin to target WordPress websites. The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team reported that threat actors are actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2022-3180) in the WPGateway premium plugin in attacks aimed at WordPress sites. The WPGateway plugin is a premium plugin that allows users of […]

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A study on malicious plugins in WordPress Marketplaces

A group of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered malicious plugins on tens of thousands of WordPress sites. A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has analyzed the backups of more than 400,000 unique web servers and discovered 47,337 malicious plugins installed on 24,931 unique WordPress websites. The experts studied […]

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Fake DDoS protection pages are delivering malware!

Malware peddlers are exploiting users’ familiarity with and inherent trust in DDoS protection pages to make them download and run malware on their computer, Sucuri researchers have warned. Hidden malware and fake DDoS protection DDoS protection pages have become so common that users rarely think twice about doing what those pages tell them to do […]

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Fake DDoS protection pages on compromised WordPress sites lead to malware infections

Threat actors compromise WordPress sites to display fake Cloudflare DDoS protection pages to distribute malware. DDoS Protection pages are associated with browser checks performed by WAF/CDN services which verify if the site visitor is a human or a bot. Recently security experts from Sucuri, spotted JavaScript injections targeting WordPress sites to display fake DDoS Protection pages […]

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Experts warn of attacks on sites using flawed Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons

Researchers spotted a massive campaign that scanned close to 1.6 million WordPress sites for vulnerable Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons. The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team observed a sudden increase in attacks targeting the Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons. Threat actors are attempting to exploit an arbitrary file upload vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-24284. The […]

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