Joomla and WordPress sites' administrators should consider updating to the latest version of their respective content management system as soon as possible since, according to reports, malware peddlers are bent on compromising them with "some tool that's basically firing a bunch of Joomla and Wordpress exploits at a given server and hoping something hits." The compromised websites are then embedded with an iFrame that first directs users to a traffic distribution system, and then to a page hosting an exploit kit.
Reuters' blogging platform has been hacked for the second time in two weeks, and this time false news that Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was posted on one of the journalists' blog.
While the individuals responsible for the recent hijacking of Reuters' blogging platform and one of its Twitter accounts are still unknown, it has emerged that the attackers likely managed to hack the former because Reuters still used an older version of WordPress.
Acunetix released WebsiteDefender, an online security monitoring service which helps you secure websites against malware and hacker activity.
More than 1,000 WordPress blogs have been modified to redirect visitors to sites serving malware, affiliate and pay-per-click redirectors, and low quality PPC search result aggregators, through the WordPress' automatic update feature.