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Currently Tracking: WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Causing Malicious Redirects

SiteLock research and remediation teams have become aware of several vulnerable WordPress plugins that are affecting our customers. The symptoms most commonly associated with these vulnerabilities are malicious redirects. Essentially, visitors are being sent to another website than the one they are attempting to access. We are still gathering information on these vulnerabilities, and how they are being used. As soon as we have completed our review, we will release more information.

The affected WordPress plugins are:

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SiteLock 2019 Website Security Report: Protecting Websites in the Age of Stealth Attacks

Among the cryptojacking-buzz, Facebook’s data breach saga, and nation-state attacks on companies like Nissan, you likely noticed a trend of high-profile cybercrime in 2018.

However, after studying website attacks that plagued 2018, a new trend arises. Cybercriminals swept the web with secrecy, focusing on stealthy attacks to compromise websites rather than taking a more conspicuous approach.

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Increasing Your Business’s Cyber Threat Intelligence

Authored by Sam Bocetta – Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphases on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.

With more consumers and B2B enterprises conducting business in the cyber world, security threats are an increasing concern. While most business owners and website administrators are aware of the problem, too few have the information or resources they need to combat it. Winning the ongoing battle against cybercrime and criminals starts with understanding the nature of the threats and how to combat them.

How high is your business’ cyber threat intelligence?

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When a Good Thing Goes Bad – How Vulnerabilities Were Intentionally Built into pipdig

Don’t just pay attention to the man behind the curtain, tear the curtain down and burn it. That’s been the general sentiment among the InfoSec community on Twitter this past week in the wake of the discovery of multiple vulnerabilities intentionally built into the popular pipdig Power Pack (P3) plugin. I could easily write 3,000 words digging into the code, but that’s been covered incredibly well already by other researchers. Instead, I’m going to focus more on the effects of this situation, and on how we as a security-minded community can make a difference going forward.

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Microsoft Seizes Website

Microsoft takes control of websites from Iranian hackers. Is there an abuse of power in trying to help?

If cybercriminals were creating illegitimate websites to impersonate your brand and steal victims’ information—would you shut down those sites if you could?

That’s exactly what Microsoft did when it took control of 99 websites that Iranian hackers used to try to steal sensitive information from targeted victims, namely United States employees in the public and private sectors. According to Microsoft, the hackers “specifically directed” their attacks on government agencies in Washington.

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SiteLock Webinar

Reserve Your Seat for Our Free Webinar! Core Concepts for WordPress Themes

SiteLock is hosting a free webinar on Core Concepts of WordPress Themes with WPShout co-owner David B. Hayes and you’re invited! 

The live event is LIVE on April 4 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Click here to register!

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Vulcan Wire Bounces Back from Cyberattack with SiteLock Website Security Solutions

Company Overview

Founded in 1975, Vulcan Wire is a leading U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor specializing in baling wire and cargo securement products. All of Vulcan Wire’s manufacturing takes place in the company’s main warehouse in Hayward, California, and the company is committed to providing the best in product selection, expertise, and distribution services in the U.S. steel industry. Vulcan Wire launched its website in 2009 to expand marketing efforts, showcase product offerings and establish an initial point of contact for prospective customers.

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Website Security Trust Factors

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Cryptojacking

Have you ever heard of cryptojacking? Maybe not, because it is a relatively new type of cyberthreat that many entrepreneurs and small business owners are still unaware of. However, with over 3 million cryptojacking attacks detected between January and May 2018, it could pose a significant threat to your livelihood and business’s reputation. That is no reason to panic though. This article explains exactly what you need to know about cryptojacking, cryptocurrency, and how it directly impacts website security. You’ll also learn three simple best practices to protect your website and your reputation.

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SiteLock

SiteLock INFINITY Wins Gold in 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the Second Year in a row!

Company Also Earns Silver in Additional Category

We’re excited to announce that SiteLock earned Gold and Silver recognition in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Best Website Security and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company! The 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize companies, products, and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security.

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Website Security

3 Ways to Show Your Website Some Love

For many people, a website is a work of passion that gets countless hours of attention. For others, it is something they set and forget. However, if we all show our website more love by actively focusing on website improvements, we are rewarded with better site performance. With that in mind, let’s look at three top ways to show your website some love.

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