Mossack Fonseca Breach – WordPress Revolution Slider Plugin Possible Cause

Wordfence has a theory on how the Mossack Fonseca Breach (Panama Papers) occurred. Here is their article that discusses what their analysis has revealed — how one outdated and vulnerable plugin led to the release of 11.5 million documents. The data breach has so far brought down the Prime Minister of Iceland and surrounded Russian President Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron with controversy, among other famous public figures.

Here is the link to the Wordfence article: https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/04/mossack-fonseca-breach-vulnerable-slider-revolution/

 

Recovering Website SEO After a Hack

Wordfence has published an article for web site owners who have experienced a hack and how to recover from the loss of SEO ranking.

If your site has been hacked and you have successfully cleaned your site and closed the security hole the attacker used to gain access, you’ll need to recover any damage done to your SEO ranking and reputation.

Here is the link to article:

https://www.wordfence.com/learn/recovering-website-seo-after-a-hack/

Get Rid of Data to Help Secure It

Mike Dahn, the co-founder of the BSides information security conferences, chats with Mark Maunder of Wordfence about how vendors can be more secure in today’s world.

In the interview Mike said that “the best way to secure data is to get rid of it“.

Mark’s blog post about the interview expands on this point by describing various ways to getting rid of the data. His post includes the video embedded below. Read Mark’s blog post at https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/03/get-rid-of-data-to-secure-it/

Staying ahead of the hack attack

Employing early warning systems help web site owners can fend off hack attacks.

Here is an article from Wordfence that provides information about tools to detect intrusion.

https://www.wordfence.com/learn/has-my-site-been-hacked/

See how a two line script creates a powerful attack platform

Wordfence posts an article that walks you through how an attack platform works and the scripts and capabilities that it provides.

Wordfence reports:

“During a recent investigation of a very large infection we found a trove of attack tools that all pointed back to a single ‘meta’ script. This script was only two lines long but provided an attacker with a powerful capability. Once it fully installs itself it provides what we are referring to as an ‘attack platform’.”

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/02/wordpress-security-attack-platform/