Website admins are urged to update their WordPress installations as soon as possible to the latest version following a rash of attacks exploiting known vulnerabilities in the web publishing software.
Researchers at Malwarebytes say miscreants don’t appear to be targeting any one specific bug, but rather a full array of flaws in older versions of WordPress and its various plugins.
“During the past few days, our crawlers have been catching a larger-than-usual number of WordPress sites being hijacked,” noted MalwareBytes researcher Jérôme Segura on Thursday.
By Shaun Nichols in San Francisco
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