Cybercriminals Attack Vulnerable WordPress Sites

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WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMSes) with plugins architecture and a template system. It has schemes that allow professionals and novices alike to create amazing websites with ease. Because of great popularity and easily available development features WordPress is often a target of cybercriminals seeking ways to launch their malicious activities.

In a recent incident detected by security researchers, Cybercriminals attacked vulnerable WordPress sites to install scammy e-commerce stores with the purpose of lowering a site’s search engine ranking and reputation. With the help of brute-force attacks, the attackers got access to the site’s admin account. After gaining the access, attackers overwrote the site’s main index file and appended malicious code.

Hijacking WordPress for SEO spamming has become a big trouble for branded websites. Researchers also discovered that attackers are injecting malicious PHP files into the WordPress sites to ensure a steady flow of SEO spam links. So it is high-time for WordPress to ensure best cybersecurity practices and fix these vulnerabilities in order to prevent such attacks in future.


By Hrithik Lall

IEMLabs is an ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we are also a proud member of EC Council, NASSCOM, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The company was established in 2016 with a vision in mind to provide Cyber Security to the digital world and make them Hack Proof. The question is why are we suddenly talking about Cyber Security and all this stuff? With the development of technology, more and more companies are shifting their business to Digital World which is resulting in the increase in Cyber Crimes.

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