At least 15,769 WordPress websites – and probably more – have been compromised this year, half slipping past Google’s Safe Browsing checks, says security researcher Daniel Cid. The world’s most popular content management system represented the lion’s share of some 21,821 sites studied in the second 2016 Sucuri report on compromised web properties that found 3099 Joomla! sites were hacked in the same period. Statistics plummeted for hacked Magento, Drupal, vBulletin, and Modx sites. Almost three quarters of all compromised sites in the study were backdoored, providing criminals a means to load various malicious payloads, target visitors, and use the web sites for further attacks.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register