Friday, 3 April 2015

WordPress Sites Lead To Infectious Pirate Bay Clone

Researchers at Malwarebytes have different hacked WordPress sites discovered that send visitors unnoticed into a clone of the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay. Since then attempts to spread malware in Adobe Flash Player through a recently patched leak.

The website has been set up through "The Open Bay Project", an initiative that allows anyone with minimal technical knowledge can make a "copy" of the Pirate Bay online. The website features the Nuclear-exploitkit. This exploitkit abuse of a vulnerability in Flash Player that Adobe was patched by the end of January. In the case of visitors to the WordPress sites miss this update, they can become infected by a banking Trojan.

This is a Trojan horse that attempts to steal money from online bank accounts. WordPress sites are also not up-to-date and prove an outdated version of the rotating RevSlider plugin. Recently it was announced that there are thousands of WordPress sites using a vulnerable version of this plug-in have been hacked.

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