Bugs In Two Related WordPress Plugins Together Risked 1M+ Websites

WordPress websites suffered another threat from vulnerable plugins. This time, security bugs in two related WordPress plugins posed a threat to over a million websites. Researchers noticed the active exploitation of the bugs.

Bugs In Two WordPress Plugins

Researchers from Wordfence have caught security bugs in two separate but related WordPress plugins. As observed, exploiting the bugs in both plugins together could lead to a huge cyber attack.

Stating the details in a blog post, the researchers highlighted that a critical severity bug existed in the Elementor Pro plugin. Exploiting the…

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Easily create a website with the best WordPress alternatives

If you have ever used WordPress, you will know that it has some tools called plugins cWith which to add more functionalities to your offer, which makes the service, possibly, the best option to create a blog quickly and easily. But WordPress is not the only option that we will have if we decide to open our own page and we do not know how to do it nor do we have knowledge for it. There are other alternatives to WordPress with options more focused on the company, if we look for different options such as a portfolio away from the blog convincesl or if, simply, we have tried WordPress and it…

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Drag and Drop Nav Menu Items in WordPress – WordPress Tavern

Earlier this week, Sajjad Hossain Sagor released the first version of his Drag & Drop Menu Items plugin in the WordPress plugin repository. The plugin is a one-off, single-use plugin that does exactly what its name describes — it allows end-users to drag menu items from the meta boxes on the nav menu screen to the menu they are currently editing.

Sagor is a freelance web developer from Bangladesh. Drag & Drop Menu Items is the latest of his 18 contributions to the free plugin directory.

The plugin is simple in nature and does its one job well. To use it, users merely need to…

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Malvertising Attackers Target 900,000 WordPress Sites | Avast

Wordfence, the security plugin for WordPress sites, reported in its blog this week that its Threat Intelligence Team observed a single malware campaign target more than 900,000 WordPress sites over the past month, with over half of the attacks occurring on May 3. The researchers clocked over 24,000 distinct IP addresses launching the mammoth attack, which takes advantage of previously known vulnerabilities. While fixes have already been developed for the flaws – some from years ago – the attackers are banking on the notion that many WordPress site owners have still not updated. 

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Critical WordPress plugin bug lets hackers take over 1M sites

Hackers are actively exploiting two security vulnerabilities in the Elementor Pro and Ultimate Addons for Elementor WordPress plugins with the end goal of remotely executing arbitrary code and fully compromising unpatched targets.

Reports of threat actors attempting to abuse the two bugs in ongoing attacks have surfaced on May 6th as reported by Wordfence’s Threat Intelligence team today.

Attackers can wipe sites after successful exploitation

Elementor Pro is a paid plugin with an estimated number of over 1 million active installations that helps users to easily create WordPress…

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Google Site Kit WordPress Plugin Vulnerability

A vulnerability was discovered in Google’s Site Kit WordPress plugin and subsequently patched.

The vulnerability allows an attacker to escalate site privileges and attack a victims search visibility,  alter site maps and more.

Google Site Kit WordPress Plugin

The vulnerability affects Site Kit by Google. Google Site Kit is a Google WordPress.

Google Site Kit displays information about your site within the WordPress Admin dashboard. It aggregates information from Google Search Console (GSC), Google Analytics, AdSense, Page Speed Insights and other Google tools.

Researchers at WordFence (

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Nearly a million WordPress sites targeted in extensive attacks

A threat actor is actively trying to insert a backdoor into and compromise WordPress-based sites to redirect visitors to malvertising.

“While our records show that this threat actor may have sent out a smaller volume of attacks in the past, it’s only in the past few days that they’ve truly ramped up, to the point where more than 20 million attacks were attempted against more than half a million individual sites on May 3, 2020,” Wordfence analysts discovered.

“Over the course of the past month in total, we’ve detected over 24,000 distinct IP addresses sending requests…

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Nearly 900,000 WordPress Sites Targeted in a Hacking Campaign

Threat actors tried to hack nearly one million WordPress sites in the last week, according to a security alert issued by cybersecurity firm Wordfence. The threat intelligence team at Wordfence stated that hackers launched attacks from 24,000 different IP addresses and tried to break into more than 900,000 WordPress sites.

It was found that since April 28, 2020, unknown hackers engaged in this massive campaign that caused a 30 times increase in the volume of attack traffic. The attacks peaked on May 3, 2020, when the group launched more than 20 million hacking attempts…

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Jetack 8.5 Adds New Podcast Player Block – WordPress Tavern

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Jetpack’s new podcast player has arrived just in time, as podcasting has gotten a little boost in recent months due to the large numbers of people under stay-at-home orders….

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A hacker group tried to hijack 900,000 WordPress sites over the last week

A hacker group has attempted to hijack nearly one million WordPress sites in the last seven, according to a security alert issued today by cyber-security firm Wordfence.

The company says that since April 28, this particular hacker group has engaged in a hacking campaign of massive proportions that caused a 30x uptick in the volume of attack traffic Wordfence has tracking.

“While our records show that this threat actor may have sent out a smaller volume of attacks in the past, it’s…

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