Why You Should Care about Website Security on Your Small Site

Most people assume that if their website has been compromised, there must have been an attacker evaluating their site and looking for a specific vulnerability to hack. Under most circumstances however, bad actors don’t manually hand-pick websites to attack since it’s a tedious and time consuming process. Instead, they rely on automation to identify vulnerable…

New Guide on How to Clean a Hacked Website

Our mission at Sucuri is to make the internet a safer place and that entails cleaning up hacked websites. We have teams who actively research website vulnerabilities and who are eager to share with you some tips on how to clean your hacked website. We are happy to help the community learn the steps they…

Formidable Forms / Shortcodes Ultimate Exploits In The Wild

On Monday, November 20th, we were notified about a vulnerability that poses a serious security risk when the Shortcodes Ultimate and Formidable Forms plugins are used together on a single WordPress installation. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve noticed a large influx in the number of malicious requests testing for the presence of the…

Old Themes, Abandoned Scripts and Pitfalls of Cleaning Serialized Data

Over the summer we’ve seen waves of WordPress database infections that use vulnerabilities in tagDiv’s Newspaper/Newsmag themes or InterconnectIT Search and Replace scripts (searchreplacedb2.php). The injections range from ad scripts coming from established ad networks like shorte.st to new domains created specifically for those attacks. Typical injected scripts look like this: <s cript type='text/javascript' src='hxxps://con1.sometimesfree[.]biz/c.js’>…