Success Tech Service Announces WordPress Website Owners Beware of Malicious Code

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Scammers take advantage of WordPress tools to peddle their scams

Researchers from Sucuri, a security company owned by GoDaddy, found that websites built with WordPress tools had been hacked and were being used to redirect visitors to the same content with “resources” or sketchy advertisements.

Researchers from Sucuri, a security company owned by GoDaddy, found that websites built with WordPress tools had been hacked and were being used to redirect visitors to the same content with “resources” or sketchy advertisements.

The malicious code was designed to redirect visitors to malicious websites hosting advertisements for Viagra, Black Ant pills and other drugs. Scammers who own these domains can make significant revenue from these advertisements, especially in regions where these drugs are hard to find. Success Tech Service has the answer.

According to the researchers, the hackers injected the malicious code into more than 100 WordPress themes and 10 plugins from different vendors. The code was designed to collect the email addresses of those who came across the hacked websites.

Now let’s see how to protect yourself from this nasty malware. First, if you work in the fields of software development, data analysis, or machine learning, you could be particularly at risk. As you would probably expect, these are areas that malicious hackers tend to focus their attention on. If you are in one of these areas, make sure to keep your systems patched and avoid clicking on suspicious links. Second, keep an eye out for ad networks that offer push notifications. Push notifications are generally safe, but sometimes they can be used for malicious purposes. Third, if you work in a field that requires you to click on links, be especially careful.

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A WordPress.com representative said that if any security issues were identified, plugin or theme developers would be notified immediately. Because of Sucuri’s report, any plugin that was not fixed was either closed or inaccessible on WordPress.org. Both theme developers and plugin developers receive security resources from WordPress.org. Self-hosted WordPress users are encouraged to update their core software, plugins, and default themes.

Success Tech Service is ready to help. Book a free call at https://successtechservices.com/book today.

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