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Thousands of Hacked WordPress Sites Abused to Infect Millions of Visitors

WordPress, a Free and Open source content management system (CMS) and blogging tool, has been once again targeted by hackers at large scale.

Researchers at Sucuri Labs have detected a “Malware Campaign” with an aim of getting access to as many devices they can by making innumerable WordPress websites as its prey.

The Malware campaign was operational for more than 14 days ago, but it has experienced a massive increase in the spread of infection in last two days, resulted in affecting more than 5000 Wordpress websites.

The Security researchers call this malware attack as “VisitorTracker”, as there exists a javascript function named visitorTracker_isMob() in the malicious code designed by cyber criminals.

This new campaign seems to be utilizing the Nuclear Exploit Kit and uses a combination of hacked WordPress sites, hidden iframes and number of known and unknown Browser exploits.

Though if we go by the name, it’s meaning can be extracted as tracking every visitor who...(continued)

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