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'RevSlider' virus hijacks 100,000 websites

If you have a WordPress blog or host a site on WordPress, then you need to listen up. A malicious new software has been observed "in the wild" attacking WordPress sites.

It's being called RevSlider, and it inserts malicious blocks of code into the site posts, causing the blog or site to be blacklisted on Google. Over 11,000 sites have already been blacklisted as malicious by Google, and over 100,000 sites have been compromised.

"About 100,000 or more websites running the WordPress content management system have been compromised by mysterious malware that turns the infected sites into attack platforms that can target visitors, security researchers said."

Security experts aren't sure yet where the attack came from, but they suspect that it came from a security flaw in the Slider Revolution WordPress plugin.

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