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Websites are under constant attack what you should do if you have a site upate as soon as possiable

WordPress Under Attack Over 16,000 Ip Addresses Used To Target Over 1.6 Million Sites

Every day Big Tech and Mass Media make it hard to find out what is going on with the internet. The suppression of information is a danger to all of us.  Social media attempts to shape news and information by over-amplification of disinformation. 

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Vulnerable Plugins
Activello (<=1.4.1)
Affluent (<1.1.0)
Allegiant (<=1.2.5)
Antreas (<=1.0.6)
Bonkers (<=1.0.5)
Brilliance (<=1.2.9)
Illdy (<=2.1.6)
MedZone Lite (<=1.2.5)
NatureMag Lite (no known patch available)
NewsMag (<=2.4.1)
Newspaper X (<=1.3.1)
Pixova Lite (<=2.0.6)
Regina Lite (<=2.0.5)
Shapely (<=1.2.8)
Transcend (<=1.1.9)

1.6 Million WordPress Sites Under Cyberattack From Over 16,000 IP Addresses

As many as 1.6 million WordPress sites have been targeted by an active large-scale attack campaign originating from 16,000 IP addresses by exploiting weaknesses in four plugins and 15 Epsilon Framework themes.

1.6 Million WordPress Sites Hit With 13.7 Million Attacks In 36 Hours From 16,000 IPs

Today, on December 9, 2021, our Threat Intelligence team noticed a drastic uptick in attacks targeting vulnerabilities that make it possible for attackers to update arbitrary options on vulnerable sites. This led us into an investigation which uncovered an active attack targeting over a million WordPress sites. Over the past 36 hours, the Wordfence network has blocked over 13.7 million attacks targeting four different plugins and several Epsilon Framework themes across over 1.6 million sites and originating from over 16,000 different IP addresses.


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Trip Elix

Trip Elix is an author, podcaster and video personality Over the last 30 years, he has worked as a security analyst and privately as a consultant, investigator, forensic technician, and skip tracer. He is the author of books and gives talks on security and privacy.

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