Massive Brute-Force Attack Infects WordPress Sites with Monero Miners

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Over the course of the current week, WordPress sites around the globe have been the targets of a massive brute-force campaign during which hackers attempted to guess admin account logins in order to install a Monero miner on compromised sites.

The brute-force attack started on Monday morning, 03:00 AM UTC and is still going strong at the time of writing.

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