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WordPress Injection Anchors Widespread Malware Campaign

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Possibly you could check if you have been affected by this using the site operator to find extra pages you did not publish yourself:
Website admins should patch all plugins, WordPress itself and back-end servers as soon as possible.

The downloader malware known as Gootloader is poisoning websites globally as part of an extensive drive-by and watering-hole cybercampaign that abuses WordPress sites by injecting them with hundreds of pages of fake content.

The adversaries have so far delivered the Cobalt Strike intrusion tool, the Gootkit banking trojan or the REvil ransomware, according to a forensic analysis.

Researchers with eSentire spotted a Gootloader campaign in December, infiltrating dozens of legitimate websites involved in the hotel industry, high-end retail, education, healthcare, music and visual arts, among others. All of the compromised sites run on WordPress.
WordPress Injection Anchors Widespread Malware Campaign
March 5, 2021


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WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza”

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As usual, readers are reminded to double check your plugins still work even if you have your Wordpress site set to auto update.
...With this new version, WordPress brings you fresh colors. The editor helps you work in a few places you couldn’t before without getting into code or hiring a pro. The controls you use most are right where you need them. Layout changes that should be simple, are even simpler to make....
WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza”
March 9, 2021


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Security Hole in Plus Addons for Elementor plugin

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So glad I don't use a pile of plugins on a Wordpress site. It's a full time job keeping up with the hacks:
The security hole in the Plus Addons for Elementor plugin was used in active zero-day attacks prior to a patch being issued.

The Plus Addons for Elementor plugin for WordPress has a critical security vulnerability that attackers can exploit to quickly, easily and remotely take over a website. First reported as a zero-day bug, researchers said it’s being actively attacked in the wild.

The plugin, which has more than 30,000 active installations according to its developer, allows site owners to create various user-facing widgets for their websites, including user logins and registration forms that can be added to an Elementor page. Elementor is a site-building tool for WordPress...
Cyberattackers Exploiting Critical WordPress Plugin Bug
March 10, 2021


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WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

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This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 4.7 have also been updated.

WordPress 5.7.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.8....
WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release
April 15, 2021


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