Lumension® Endpoint Intelligence Center

Intelligence Center » News Archive » Over 2,000 WordPress sites are infecting users with spyware

Over 2,000 WordPress sites are infecting users with spyware

2015/09/25

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers from Zscaler discovered a covert spyware distribution campaign active since August that has been targeting the latest WordPress content management system (CMS) with malicious JavaScript code that uses iframes to collect user information and redirects users to pages containing spyware masked as an Adobe Flash Player update. The campaign has affected over 2,000 sites and infected over 20,000 users.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/over-2-000-wordpress-sites-are-infecting-users-with-spyware-492825.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:25:21