WordPress Malware Setting Up SEO Shops

From malware.news

While recently looking over my honeypots, I discovered an infection where a malicious actor added a storefront on top of my existing WordPress installation. For background, this particular honeypot is a full instance of WordPress running on a Docker image. The administrator credentials are intentionally weak, in order to give those with malicious intent easy access. This way I can examine what attacks the vulnerable site will undergo and what the login access will be used for. It didn’t take long for the attacker to guess my credentials, and once obtained, they used their access to upload a malware-infected plug-in.

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