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Business Roundup Week Ending February 17

https://thehackernews.com/2023/02/massive-adsense-fraud-campaign.html https://blog.sucuri.net/2023/02/bogus-url-shorteners-redirect-thousands-of-hacked-sites-in-adsense-fraud-campaign.html A recent report from Sucuri revealed a major AdSense fraud campaign that has affected over 10,000 WordPress sites. The campaign redirects traffic to fake websites to generate revenue through AdSense ads. Additionally, Sucuri’s report outlines several best practices for web admins to ensure their sites are secure and protected from fraudulent activities. WordPress…

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Sites hacked with fake CloudFlare DDoS alerts infected with RATs

Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are new to me โ€” apparently, you can get one on a Windows machine as a malware payload from fake CloudFlare DDoS alert pages on hacked WordPress sites. Ben Martin at Sucuri explains “a recent surge in JavaScript injections targeting WordPress sites has resulted in fake DDoS prevent prompts which lead…

If you use the Give plugin,…

If you use the Give plugin, make sure you upgrade to the latest version (2.4.7+) due to a recently discovered vulnerability noted at the Sucuri blog by Antony Garand. ๐Ÿ”“ I enjoy how Sucuri breaks down the timeline from the discovery of vulnerabilities to their resolution while explaining the code that’s involved. These post-mortems are…

SiteLock has been acquired by private equity firm ABRY Partners

SiteLock has been acquired by a private equity firm in for an undisclosed amount. Following the Sucuri acquisition by GoDaddy, now the two most prominent website security businesses in the space have been gobbled up. SiteLock has more than twelve million websites under their product umbrella, and by all accounts has performed well in the…

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What you should know about the Sucuri acquisition deal by GoDaddy

In fewer than six years, Sucuri went from a team trying to decide when the founders should go full time, to a team of more than one hundred people, and an acquisition deal in their hands from one of the world’s largest web hosts. The company was founded in 2009, but it wasn’t until January…

The ROI of WordCamp sponsorship

Tony Perez guest postedย on WP Tavernย about the ROI of WordCamp sponsorships. He provides great insight into the thinking behind sponsoring events, which is highly valuable for WordCamp organizers, business owners, and the broader WordPress community as well. Even as event attendees, we should understand the mindset of the sponsors we see. WordCamp sponsorships have always…

Denis Sinegubko from Sucuri demonstrates what…

Denis Sinegubko from Sucuri demonstrates what lessons we can learn from WordPress WP-Login malware in a recent post. If your site is ever hacked, always remember that hackers can take over existing legit admin accounts – so Denis recommends not even have the default admin account exist, along with the usual recommendations most of us…

Makers of WP Rocket are getting into WordPress security
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Makers of WP Rocket are getting into WordPress security

WP Media — the team behind WP Rocket (a commercial caching product) — are getting into the WordPress security sector. SecuPress hasn’t yet launched, but they are starting early access trials for people that sign up through their home page. They are highlighting the service as a combination of, “detection, protection, correction, and backup.” The…

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