28 Oct 2021

WordPress Plugin Bug Lets Subscribers Wipe Sites

A new flaw has been discovered in a popular WordPress plugin called Hashthemes Demo Importer. The vulnerability allows any authenticated user to wipe a vulnerable WordPress site completely clean, deleting all content and uploaded media. The plugin boasts more than 8,000 active installations. According to security researchers at Wordfence, the

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02 Jun 2021

Critical Zero-Day in WordPress Plugin Under Active Attack

Security researchers have warned that a new critical zero-day vulnerability in a WordPress plugin has been found to be actively exploited in the wild. The plugin, called the Fancy Product Designer, is installed on roughly 17,000 sites, according to Wordfence security experts. The tool allows users to upload images and

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29 Mar 2021

Severe Flaws in Official ‘Facebook for WordPress’ Plugin

Security researchers have discovered critical vulnerabilities in the official Facebook for WordPress plugin, finding that they can be abused to upload arbitrary files which would likely lead to remote code execution. Wordfence researchers recently released a warning advising users to exercise caution and to implement Facebook’s patch as soon as

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25 Mar 2021

Active Exploits Hit WordPress Sites Vulnerable to Thrive Themes Flaws

Attackers are currently targeting WordPress users who have not implemented patches to their plugins. Thrive Themes, a company that offers various products connected to WordPress, recently released patches for vulnerabilities within its services. However, researchers found that users who have failed to implement the fixes are being actively targeted by

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28 Jan 2021

Pirated themes and plugins are the most widespread threat to WordPress sites

With more than 70 million malicious files on more than 1.2 million WordPress sites over the past year, pirated themes and plugins were the most common source of malware infections to sites. Wordfence, a provider of website application firewall solutions for sites operating over WordPress, detected the massive amount of

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10 Nov 2020

Critical privilege escalation bugs squashed in WordPress Ultimate Member plugin

WordPress has patched a critical privilege escalation vulnerability discovered in the popular plugin Ultimate Member. WordPress is urging its customers to implement the security update as soon as possible to avoid heightened risks of cyberattacks exploiting the flaw. The plugin has 100,000 active installations spanning thousands of different website types

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14 Sep 2020

WordPress Plugin Flaw Allows Attackers to Forge Emails

More than 100,000 WordPress sites are subject to a critical flaw that lies in a plugin service called Email Subscribers and Newsletters by Icegram. The plugin is a high-severity flaw that allows websites to send out emails and newsletters to subscribers securely and efficiently, however, it is now being exploited

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03 Sep 2020

A Critical Flaw Is Affecting Thousands of WordPress Sites

Hackers are currently actively exploiting a vulnerability in WordPress which the threat actors can manipulate to execute malicious commands and scripts on Websites running File Manager. File Manager is a WordPress plugin that has over 700,000 active installations, according to researchers. The security flaw has been patched, however, the first

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05 Aug 2020

Newsletter WordPress Plugin Opens Door to Site Takeover

A WordPress plugin designed to create newsletters and email campaigns within the platform called Newsletter has been downloaded over 300,000 times. However, security researchers recently found that the plugin contains a pair of vulnerabilities that could potentially allow threat actors to achieve a site takeover. One vulnerability is an XSS

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05 Jun 2020

Attackers tried to grab WordPress configuration files from over a million sites

A hacker tried to gather the WordPress configuration files of 1.3 million sites in one month after insertion a backdoor into the sites in early May. The XSS campaigns have been previously reported and sent attacks from over 20,000 different IP addresses. However, this new campaign is using the same

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