New GoTrim botnet brute forces WordPress site admin accounts



A new Go-based botnet malware named ‘GoTrim’ is scanning the web for self-hosted WordPress websites and attempting to brute force the administrator’s password and take control of the site.

This compromise may lead to malware deployment, injection of credit card stealing scripts, hosting of phishing pages, and other attack scenarios, potentially impacting millions depending on the popularity of the breached sites.

The botnet is notorious in the cybercrime underground, but Fortinet became the first cybersecurity firm to analyze it, reporting that while the malware is still a work in…

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