Growing number of attacks to the WordPress and Joomla platforms

Posted: December 11, 2012 in IT Security News
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Joomla WordPressExperts warn web developers about growing number of attacks to the WordPress and Joomla platforms.

Researchers at the Sans Institute said they had received several reports of attempted attacks on the popular content management system (CMS), including WordPress and Joomla. Compromised web-sites have been infected with malicious code, redirect users to third-party portals.

Researcher John Bambenek, CEO Bambenek Consulting, a leading blog Sans Institute, said that the incident is of particular interest because of the attempts to attack intruders massively page by hacking servers.

“It is interesting to note that this does not seem to Exploit search produces a vulnerability. Apparently, hackers scanning servers for multiple breaches Joomla and WordPress”, – the expert added on his personal blog.

In the Sans Institute, in turn, noted that compromised portals redirect users to third-party resources, infecting their victims false Antivirus. The ultimate goal was to obtain hackers registration fee of counterfeit software and the alleged threats to security.

View the Experts’ report here .

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