9 WordPress Plugins Targeted in Coordinated 4.5-Year Spam Campaign

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Today WordFence, our Firewall/Security program group, is publishing the third post in their investigative series that is covering the spam activity that started with the Display Widgets plugin and expanded to a much larger story. The story started Tuesday last week when WordFence identified a backdoor that had been added to the Display Widgets WordPress […]

Anatomy of a Hacker Organization

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This morning WordFence published an in-depth analysis of a criminal organization that is targeting WordPress websites. They analyzed their attack methods, how they benefited financially from the campaign they are engaged in and they show that US based law firms are continually filing lawsuits against this organization. WordFence includes data on the volume of attacks […]

G Mail Phishing Attack!

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20170113 WordFence recently issued an Alert to all GMail Email users. The notice follows:   This morning we are publishing an important advisory about an unusually effective Gmail phishing attack that is being used to steal login credentials. This attack is fooling even experienced technical users and appears to be having a wide impact. In light of […]

WordFence Security Introduces a Monthly Attack Report

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(20170105) IF you are interested in Internet Security and/or want to know more about website attacks, WordFence has introduced a new monthly report: The WordPress Attack Activity Report. The current report covers December 2016 and the attack activity they saw during that period. We have included a list of the top 25 attacking IP’s and […]

Huge Increase in Brute Force Attacks

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During the past three weeks, WordFence has been monitoring a steady increase in brute force attacks. The last few days have seen a rapid increase in the number of attackers. This morning (12/16/2016) WordFence published the charts showing these changes and identified some of the attackers. They also share data on which hosting provider networks […]