Automattic, the company behind the WordPress content management system, force deploys a security update on over five million websites running the Jetpack WordPress plug-in.
Jetpack is a remarkably popular WordPress plug-in that provides free security, performance, and website management features, including brute-force attack protection, site backups, secure logins, and malware scanning.
The plugin has more than 5 million active installations, and it is developed and maintained by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.
No in the wild exploitation
The vulnerability was found in…