WordPress Blogs In Redirection Hack

Has your WordPress blog been hacked?

According to Brian Krebs a large number of bloggers who use the popular WordPress platform have suffered exactly that fate –

“According to multiple postings on the WordPress user forum and other blogs, the attack doesn’t modify or create files, but rather appears to inject a Web address – ‘networkads.net/grep’ – directly into the target site’s database, so that any attempts to access the hacked site redirects the visitor to networkads.net…”

Later on in his post about the ‘networkads.net hack‘ he says –

“A scan of the script that was seen pushed from the networkads.net site indicates that visitors to a hacked site will be redirected to a site that tries to install a malicious ActiveX browser plugin.”

So, is your WordPress installation safe and secure?

If not, here are a few resources for you –

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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