#Security: Large Botnets Attack WordPress And Joomla

  August 7, 2013 3:35pm

Two large botnets are using or targeting various content management systems, including the massively popular WordPress and Joomla.

The most recent campaign has been labelled Fort Disco, which began in late May 2013, according to Arbor Networks. Arbor has found six command and control servers, running over 25,000 infected Windows machines that have been used to attack CMS systems using brute force (running through large lists of possible passwords).

To date, 6,000 installations of WordPress, Joomla and Datalife Engine have been compromised.


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One thing I've learned is that if you run your own website... be prepared to get stressed. If you are not technical, you will need someone at your side to help you understand and fight these attacks on your site. Otherwise, your business is gonna suffer.

  rocco August 7, 2013 11:03pm reply (0)