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Cross-Site Scripting: The Real WordPress Supervillain
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Cross-Site Scripting: The Real WordPress Supervillain

Vulnerabilities are a fact of life for anyone managing a website, even when using a well-established content management system like WordPress. Not all vulnerabilities are equal, with some allowing access to sensitive data that would normally be hidden from public view, while others could allow a malicious actor to take full control of an affected …
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Analyzing Attack Data and Trends Targeting Ukrainian Domains

Analyzing Attack Data and Trends Targeting Ukrainian Domains

As we continue to monitor the cyber situation in Ukraine, the data we are seeing shows some interesting trends. Not only has the volume of attacks continued rising throughout the war in Ukraine, the types of attacks have been varied. A common tactic of cyber criminals is to run automated exploit attempts, hitting as many …
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Ukrainian Website Threat Landscape Throughout 2022

Ukrainian Website Threat Landscape Throughout 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 20, 2022. By mid-March it was clear the cyber-war had begun, and the attacks have been consistent ever since. Prior to this, on March 1, 2022, Wordfence reported on an attack campaign on Ukrainian university websites. In response, we deployed our real-time threat intelligence to all sites …
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analyzing attack data and trends targeting Log4j

Analyzing Attack Data and Trends Targeting Log4J

The Log4j vulnerability, initially reported in November 2021, has affected millions of devices and applications around the world. It has the potential to allow a malicious actor to take full control of vulnerable devices. As a result of how Log4j controls the logging of strings and code, the vulnerability allows malicious actors to inject malicious …
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PSA Sudden Increase In Attacks On Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons Vulnerability

PSA: Sudden Increase In Attacks On Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons Vulnerability

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team has been monitoring a sudden increase in attack attempts targeting Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons. This ongoing campaign is attempting to take advantage of an arbitrary file upload vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-24284, which has been previously disclosed and has not been patched on the now closed plugin. As the …
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Top Five Attacking IPs

Top Five Attacking IPs This Month: Their Locations May Not Be Where You Think

At Wordfence, we see large amounts of threat actor data, and often that data tells unexpected stories. Taking a look at just the top five attacking IP addresses over a 30 day period, you might be surprised to find out where these attacks are originating, and what they are doing. When most people hear about …
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Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability In Download Manager Plugin

On May 30, 2022, Security Researcher Rafie Muhammad reported a reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability to us that they discovered in Download Manager, a WordPress plugin installed on over 100,000 sites. On request, we assigned a vulnerability identifier of CVE-2022-1985. All Wordfence users, including Free, Premium, Care, and Response, are protected from exploits targeting this …
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The Cybersecurity CIA Triad: What You Need to Know as a WordPress Site Owner

One of the core concepts of cybersecurity is known as the CIA Triad. There are three pillars to the triad, with each pillar being designed to address an aspect of securing data. These three pillars are Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. The Confidentiality pillar is intended to prevent unauthorized access to data, while the Integrity pillar …
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