Javascript Injection Creates Rogue WordPress Admin User

Javascript Injection Creates Rogue WordPress Admin UserEarlier this year, we faced a growing volume of infections related to a vulnerability in outdated versions of the Newspaper and Newsmag themes. The infection type was always the same: malicious javascript designed to display unauthorized pop-ups or completely redirect visitors to spammy websites, which the hackers then monetized through advertisement views.

This month we noticed a very interesting variant of this infection. While still related to the same vulnerability on the same outdated versions of Newspaper and Newsmag themes, the malware has been designed to both inject malvertising and take over a WordPress website completely.

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