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Thousands of hijacked WordPress sites redirect users to Exploit Kits

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#1 Sintharius


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:06 PM

Thousands of Hijacked WordPress Sites Redirect Users to Exploit Kits - Security Week

The expert says the exploit kits are set up to serve various pieces of malware, including Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware, ad fraud malware, and banking Trojans. It just depends who rents loads' on these instances, Klijnsma noted.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:59 PM

Over half of the compromised websites observed by the researcher and CERT-Bund are on the .com TLD, and based on their IP addresses, most of them are hosted in the United States. Other impacted websites are located in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Canada and Singapore.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:02 PM

My guess is that running a script blocker in your browser would protect you from this sort of attack AS LONG as you don't allow any scripts whilst visiting a compromised site.
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