Hackers Target 1.3 Mn WordPress Sites Steal Database Logins

Cybercriminals targeted around 1.3 million WordPress websites in a single day to steal database login credentials. It is found that hackers tried to steal config files by exploiting known XSS vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and themes, according to a security alert issued by cybersecurity firm Wordfence.

The researchers stated that attackers tried to download the wp-config.php WordPress configuration file which contains connection details, authentication unique keys, and salts along with database credentials. In case attackers successfully exploited any vulnerable…

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