Large scale hackers attack on WordPress

Past couple of days a large number of websites created using WordPress were hacked on Linux based shared-hosting environments. The initial reports today were restricted only to Dreamhost, it has since become apparent that blogs hosted at GoDaddy, Bluehost and Media Temple have also been affected. The only thing in similar is that all of them are on shared servers.

The hacked web pages appear to have been infected with scripts, which not only install malware on users’ systems, but also prevent browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome, which use Google’s Safe Browsing API, from issuing an alert when users try to access the page. When Google’s search bot encounters such a specially crafted page, the page responds by simply returning harmless code. This camouflage strategy takes advantage of the browser switch normally used by developers to return browser specific code to suit functional variations in different browser, such as Internet Explorer and Firefox. (source: h-online).

More Information on how to fix infected blogs: Sucuri Security
Step by step guide to fix hacked wordpress site: wpsecuritylock

7 comments

  1. Colton Diaz says:

    web design is also a good hobby and a great job too. web design jobs pays very well,;’

  2. Fire Surround  says:

    i like to design webpages and also get paid by using my customized themes~*;

  3. Paving Slabs  says:

    wordpress is the best blogging platform ever:.*

  4. Wet Saw  says:

    Godaddy has great prices on .info domains but their private domain service is so damn expensive~.,

  5. Basin Taps  says:

    WordPress is definitely the best blogging platform, no one can beat wordpress,`*

  6. Hemorrhoid Treatment : says:

    i love web design and i love to build webpages specially with flash animation.*~

  7. Kitchen Rugs · says:

    wordpress is simply the best blogging platfrom that you can use, it has lots of features “,*

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