Massive botnet chews through 20,000 WordPress sites

    Date10 Dec 2018
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    WordPress users are facing another security worry following the discovery of a massive botnet. Attackers have infected 20,000 WordPress sites by brute-forcing administrator usernames and passwords. They are then using those sites to infect even more WordPress installations. The botnet, which WordPress security company Wordfence discovered last week, infects sites using a feature known as XML-RPC. This is an interface that lets one piece of software make requests to another by sending it remote procedure calls (RPCs) written in the extensible markup language (XML).
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