More than 100 thousand websites using WordPress infected with malware

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Malware (malicious software, virus software) called SoakSoak is said of the Russian-made hacker – has infected in more than 100 thousand WordPress sites via a 3rd party plugin, the infection takes place from last Sunday. These infected sites will be controlled by hacker, it can become a tool to attack other pages or make other infections on the user’s computer, meaning that if you accidentally read an infected site, which can energy will be dangerous.

More than 100 thousand websites using WordPress infected with malware
More than 100 thousand websites using WordPress infected with malware

Google has locked more than 11 thousand domains allegedly infected in an effort to try to control the damage, but you can see that this number is only a fraction of the infected site. Security firm, Sucuri said this malware activity is due to a security bug slide show plugin for WordPress plugin called Slider Revolution. Slider Revolution development team about the flaw since January 9/2014, but it seems they did not fix it promptly.

The complete removal of this malware requires a lot of effort from the side, adding that many website owners do not know that they are using the Slider Revolution also makes it more difficult removal. The owner of the site can use WordPress theme comes with a slide code to update the plugin manually if the automatic update fails.

Currently there are over 70 million websites WordPress platform, from simple pages like personal blogs to large media outlets such as Time.com. Malware attacks are now only sites using self-hosted WordPress premium also use this plugin, if you only blog on WordPress.com, it is likely that you are not stars