Why click: Be on the lookout for this new malware that attacks WordPress sites.
Time: 5-6 min
Avast, the company behind the famous antivirus software, has discovered a strange, new malware strain, that, besides stealing and mining cryptocurrency on infected hosts, lunches brute-force attacks on WordPress sites. The malware is named Clipsa, and has infected many users from all over the world. This is a strange case because this feature — attacking WordPress sites, is rare and it is mainly carried out by botnets of infected servers or IoT devices.