Malicious Plugin Used to Encrypt WordPress Posts

Malicious Plugin Used to Encrypt WordPress PostsDuring a recent cleanup, we found an interesting malicious WordPress plugin, “WP Security”, that was being used to encrypt blog post content. The website owner complained of a newly installed and activated plugin on their website that was rendering their original content unreadable.

The plugin encrypted posts with the ‘AES-256-CBC’ method by using the openssl_encrypt function, which made it impossible to decrypt without proper keys. This is the first time we’ve seen a plugin target specific blog posts on a website, but it’s possible that we’ll see this more often in the coming months.

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