Cryptocurrency Miners Exploiting WordPress Sites

Mark Maunder, CEO at WordFence, 10-26-17

The Security Services Team reports noticing infected sites with the Today on the WordFence blog WordFence explains what cryptocurrency mining is, how attackers profit from installing it on your website, how to check if you have it installed and what to do about it if you do.

“We saw the first attack on a WordPress site attempting to embed cryptocurrency mining code on September 17. Attack volume has been very low and unsophisticated so far. However, our Security Services Team is starting to see hacked websites with this malware, so the attackers are starting to have some success.”