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 […]
This is a public service announcement from the Wordfence team due to the potential wide impact this breach may have. Single sign-on provider OneLogin has experienced a major data breach. If you use their services and are affected by this breach, head over to our blog now where we explain what has happened and […]
WordPress 4.7.5 update was recently released. Your CDC Sponsored site was automatically updated, however, we do suggest that you check the Current Version next time you log into your site.
This morning the WordFence team is posting a follow-up to their monthly attack report for March. During their analysis of last month’s data, they discovered that Algeria had moved from 60 on our “Top 25 Attacking Countries” list to position 24. That was a big jump for a country we rarely see. They dug deeper […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
Yesterday WordFence which is the security/firewall program installed on ALL CDC Sponsored websites was updated to version 6.2 This new version has numerous upgrades and changes which keep WordFence at the forefront of this type of plugin for WordPress. For the full explanation click on the logo.
We have noticed a marked increase in hack attacks and bogus login attempts over the past several weeks and while we understand that these are mostly crawlers and robots cruising the internet for whatever they can find to get into, this still poses a threat to our sponsored websites. Eternal vigilance is a definite requirement […]