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Hackers infect random WordPress plugins with the goal of stealing credit cards

Hackers infect random WordPress plugins with the goal of stealing credit cards

Hackers have attacked WordPress again through plugins, and this time it is about credit card related ones, which puts users in a situation where they run out of money on their accounts. That is why he is calling for increased caution.

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The holiday season is already in full swing and people are spending more online than ever before, which cybercriminals know very well and are trying to take advantage of. In this case through special “swipers” for credit cards, which are located in randomly selected plugins for e-commerce on WordPress websites.

Their main feature is that they manage to stay hidden until they get valuable information, and when it is revealed, it is usually too late to act. Thus, hackers have managed to avoid strictly monitored “wp-admin” and “wp-includes directories”, where similar attempts are otherwise short-lived because they are easy to detect.

The problem with this new way of attacking is that it cannot be suppressed by regular updates, primarily because a “backdoor” is created, so access remains regardless of what the site administrator does. And every time it is launched, hackers can scan the list of admin users and use their login to access.

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Fortunately, experts at Sucuri have a solution for administrators, which offers complete protection against this new scourge. Therefore, it is necessary to limit the “wp-admin” area exclusively to specific IP addresses, so even if there is a “backdoor”, hackers will not have access to administrator privileges.

Furthermore, it is necessary to place file monitoring on the page through active server scanners, which ensures that code changes do not go unnoticed for a long time. Finally, administrators must constantly review logs and have “fun” in detail with access information. By this is meant any eventual change, even the smallest. Because, every admin knows what he is doing and if something is done outside of that, it will be known that it is a “blurry” activity.





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