Saturday, June 15, 2024

Hackers Compromised Thousands of WordPress Sites and Redirects to Tech Support Scams

Hackers compromised thousands of WordPress Sites that running outdated plugin and redirected them to tech support scam pages.

Researchers believe the attackers use a combination of multiple vectors to inject the payloads that contain redirection scripts. A number of website owners also reported that the malicious code present within the wp_posts table of WordPress database.

From the client-side researchers spotted large encoded blurb the present in the HTML header tag or a single line of code that pointing to external JavaScript code.

thousands of WordPress

The redirection loop flows across multiple domains before redirecting to the Browlock scam site that locks your browser, also a custom mouse cursor displayed.

thousands of WordPress Sites

Based on the increase in a number of compromised sites, researchers believe still the campaign is ongoing and recommended website owners to perform a thorough cleanup.

Scammers continue to adapt with new techniques to trick user’s and make them fall as a victim. Recently they adapt to call optimization service for inserting the phone numbers to scam pages to make it looks more legitimate.

According to Q2 threat report tech Support scam activities have grown by 38%, the Spam click rates increased in 2018, so far 14.2 percent of spam that delivered in the inbox are clicked.

Scammers always impose limits such as “call immediately” or “Offer Valid Today only” to make you act on it immediately.

Website

Latest articles

Sleepy Pickle Exploit Let Attackers Exploit ML Models And Attack End-Users

Hackers are targeting, attacking, and exploiting ML models. They want to hack into these...

SolarWinds Serv-U Vulnerability Let Attackers Access sensitive files

SolarWinds released a security advisory for addressing a Directory Traversal vulnerability which allows a...

Smishing Triad Hackers Attacking Online Banking, E-Commerce AND Payment Systems Customers

Hackers often attack online banking platforms, e-commerce portals, and payment systems for illicit purposes.Resecurity...

Threat Actor Claiming Leak Of 5 Million Ecuador’s Citizen Database

A threat actor has claimed responsibility for leaking the personal data of 5 million...

Ascension Hack Caused By an Employee Who Downloaded a Malicious File

Ascension, a leading healthcare provider, has made significant strides in its investigation and recovery...

AWS Announced Malware Detection Tool For S3 Buckets

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection...

Hackers Exploiting MS Office Editor Vulnerability to Deploy Keylogger

Researchers have identified a sophisticated cyberattack orchestrated by the notorious Kimsuky threat group.The...
Guru baran
Guru baranhttps://gbhackers.com
Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.

Free Webinar

API Vulnerability Scanning

71% of the internet traffic comes from APIs so APIs have become soft targets for hackers.Securing APIs is a simple workflow provided you find API specific vulnerabilities and protect them.In the upcoming webinar, join Vivek Gopalan, VP of Products at Indusface as he takes you through the fundamentals of API vulnerability scanning..
Key takeaways include:

  • Scan API endpoints for OWASP API Top 10 vulnerabilities
  • Perform API penetration testing for business logic vulnerabilities
  • Prioritize the most critical vulnerabilities with AcuRisQ
  • Workflow automation for this entire process

Related Articles