A Big Thank You to our Premium Customers for Powering Wordfence and Helping Secure the Community

At Wordfence we are intensely customer focused. A few years ago when we made our first non-founder hires, we hired two amazing people: Matt Barry and Tim Cantrell. Matt is a spectacular engineer and immediately took ownership of the Wordfence code base and eventually wrote the core of what is the Wordfence Firewall today. Matt […]

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Wordfence In Depth: How Malware Becomes Scan Signatures

One of the most effective ways the Wordfence team keeps the WordPress community and customers secure is through something we call the ‘Threat Defense Feed’. This is a combination of people, software, business processes and data. It’s an incredibly effective way to keep hackers out and provide our customers with early detection. Today I’m going to […]

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WordPress Used as Command and Control Server in 2016 Election Hack

On Friday evening the Department of Homeland Security released a report [PDF link] containing updated and broader analysis of Russian civilian and military intelligence organization’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 US election. This Wordfence report is an analysis of the new ‘Enhanced Grizzly Steppe Report’ and the data it includes. We show that one of the websites used in […]

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Rapid Growth in Defacements, Who was Hit, Who is Attacking

Yesterday we published numbers indicating how widespread the defacement campaign is targeting the REST-API vulnerability recently fixed in WordPress 4.7.2. If you have not updated to 4.7.2 already on all sites you operate, do so immediately. If you are using Wordfence Premium, you are already protected. 26% Growth in Defacements in 24 Hours Yesterday when we […]

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A Feeding Frenzy to Deface WordPress Sites

In this report we share data on the ongoing flood of WordPress REST-API exploits we are seeing in the wild. We include data on 20 different site defacement campaigns we are currently tracking. We show how attackers have switched to the REST-API exploit and how it has increased their success rates. We have also seen an […]

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Staying Safe: The Wordfence Cyber Security Survival Guide

Occasionally at Wordfence we publish posts that are public service announcements that help the broader online community including your team, friends and relatives. Today I’m publishing a guide that will help improve your overall personal cyber security. This guide focuses on the basics: How to reduce the truly important life altering risks that we face from […]

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