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WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked CMS sites in 2018

A new study by Sucuri highlights the security shortcomings of e-commerce and other websites. According to the report, the vast majority of e-commerce websites using PrestaShop, OpenCart, Joomla or Magento that were hacked in 2018, were vulnerable to attacks because they ran outdated versions of these popular content management systems (CMSs).

However, these four solutions contributed to less than 10% of successful attacks on CMSs last years, as 90% of such incidents affected WordPress. While 64% of hacked WordPress sites were running an up-to-date version of this CMS, websites were often vulnerable due to flaws in plugins, themes or the way the website was configured.

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