Botnet of Infected WordPress Sites Attacking WordPress Sites

The Defiant Threat Intelligence team recently began tracking the behavior of an organized brute force attack campaign against WordPress sites. This campaign has created a botnet of infected WordPress websites to perform its attacks, which attempt XML-RPC authentication to other WordPress sites in order to access privileged accounts. Between Wordfence’s brute force protection and the premium real-time…

XSS Injection Campaign Exploits WordPress AMP Plugin

News broke last week disclosing a number of vulnerabilities in the AMP For WP plugin, installed on over 100,000 WordPress sites. WordPress contributor Sybre Waaijer identified the security issue and confidentially disclosed it to the WordPress plugins team. To exploit the flaw, an attacker needs to have a minimum of subscriber-level access on a vulnerable site. This…

Trends Emerging Following Vulnerability In WP GDPR Compliance Plugin

Earlier this week the WP GDPR Compliance plugin was briefly removed from the WordPress.org repository after the discovery of critical security issues impacting its users. In yesterday’s post, we provided some details regarding these issues and illustrated their severity. In the hours since that post was published, our team has continued tracking the adversaries seeking…

Top Tools for Security Analysts in 2018

Last spring, after discussing the tools and tech used by our team, we published a list of 51 Tools for Security Analysts. The article was well-received, and the comments offered some great suggestions to top it all off. This post is Copyright 2018 Defiant, Inc. and was published on the wordfence.com official blog. Republication of…