WordPress Database Upgrade Phishing Campaign
We have recently been notified of phishing emails that target WordPress users. The content informs site owners that their database requires an update and looks like this:
The email’s appearance resembles that of a legitimate WordPress update message, however the content includes typos and uses an older messaging style. Another suspicious item in the content is the deadline. WordPress wouldn’t define deadlines without a valid explanation, and hosting providers wouldn’t either (if you believed the email was from them).