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Hundreds million legit websites could serve Ransomware because of Script Injection compromise

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Heimdal Security published an interesting post on the increase in malicious scripts that are being injected into legit websites in order to serve ransomware.

Heimdal Security recently published an interesting blog post on the increase in malicious scripts that are being injected into legit websites in order to serve malware. The attackers compromise websites running an outdated content management system (CMS) and deploy popular the Neutrino exploit kit.

The statisticsconfirmthat crooks mainly compromise WordPress websites, in August experts from security company Zscaler uncovered a malware campaign which relies on thousands of hijacked WordPress sites hosting the Neutrino Exploit Kit.

According with statics provided by w3techs.com

“WordPress is used by 58.8% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 24.4% of all websites.”

This means, roughly 1 billion legit websites are vulnerable to this kind of attacks, if we go deeper by dividing the...(continued)

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