Understanding Zero-Day Vulnerabilities & Attacks

In computer science, a vulnerability is considered to be a zero-day vulnerability if it’s unknown to all parties interested in patching it, such as: The team maintaining the project The users of the project Vulnerability researchers Vulnerability researchers are the good guys – people who won’t take advantage of the vulnerability for their own gain... Read More

Wikipedia Page Review Reveals Minr Malware

Since December, we’ve seen a number of websites with this funny looking obfuscated script injected at the very top of the HTML code (before the <html> tag). This code is generated by the well-known JJEncode obfuscator, which was once quite popular for encrypting malicious code. Since its popularity dwindled a few years ago, we’ve hardly... Read More

Unwanted Pop-ups Caused by Injectbody/Injectscr Plugins

On February 8th, 2018, we noticed a new wave of WordPress infections involving two malicious plugins: injectbody and injectscr. These plugins inject obfuscated scripts, creating unwanted pop-up/pop-unders. Whenever a visitor clicks anywhere on an infected web page, they are served questionable ads. Plugin Location The malicious plugins possess a very similar file structure: Injectbody wp-content/plugins/injectbody/... Read More

Cryptomining Supply Chain Attack Hits Government Websites

In the past 24 hours, Security researcher Scott Helme discovered that a third party accessibility plugin called ‘Browsealoud’ had their servers compromised. The plugin relies on a website including Javascript in their content in order to work. This compromise resulted in over 4,000 websites serving up cryptomining malware. The malware uses site visitor CPUs to... Read More

Service Vulnerabilities: 3 Hosting Companies Fix NFS Permissions Problem

In mid-December we updated our Vulnerability Disclosure Policy to include Service Vulnerabilities. A service vulnerability is any issue with a technology service that represents an exploitable security risk for its users. We made this update in response to a growing trend of security issues we’ve been discovering in commercial services, most often WordPress hosting providers.... Read More

WordPress Update Breaks Future Auto-Updates. Manually Update Now!

[Update at 10:50am PST: Based on the comments we’ve received below, it sounds like this problem only affects certain sites.  We have received several reports of successful updates, although some of these may be the hosting provider updating WordPress installs manually. Overall this looks like good news for the WordPress team who reported this as... Read More

Sucuri Website Backups Product Update

We’re excited to be sharing some changes we’ve recently pushed for our Website Backups product. If you’re not familiar with this feature, Sucuri Website Backups allow you to completely backup your files and database in our secure infrastructure. In a worst-case scenario, where files or databases are overwritten or deleted, these backups make it easy... Read More

How to Add Security to Your Client’s Websites

Website security has crossed the mind of nearly every website owner. However, as a website security company, we know that most webmasters come to us after the fact, when their website has already been compromised. Once hackers have taken over, website owners regret not having protected it when the website was initially launched. Today, we... Read More

Cloudflare[.]solutions Keylogger Returns on New Domains

A few months ago, we covered two injections related to the “cloudflare.solutions” malware: a CoinHive cryptominer hidden within fake Google Analytics and jQuery, and the WordPress keylogger from Cloudflare[.]solutions. This malware was originally identified by one of our analysts in April 2017 and has since evolved and spread to new domains. Keylogger Spreads to New... Read More