Hacked Website Report Q1 2016

Sucuri Releases Hacked Website Report For First Quarter Of 2016

Looks like the folks over at Sucuri have published their First quarter “Hacked Website” report for this year, 2016. I looks like it is going to be more of the same with only some minor overall changes. In other words, Security levels for WordPress websites around the Internet are severely lacking.

By far the largest number of hacked websites come from WordPress, it is also the highest target as it is the most popular CMS out there. Users can still do quite a bit to secure their websites using at the least the basic security measures.

Some quick takeaways that you might find interesting:

  • WordPress continues to lead the infected websites we worked on (at 74%), and the top three plugins affecting that platform are still Gravity Forms, TimThumb, and RevSlider.

  • WordPress saw a 1% decrease in out-of-date core software and infected websites, while Drupal had a 3% increase. Joomla! and Magento website deployments continue to show the most out of date instances of any platform.

  • New data points show that on average, WordPress installations have 12 plugins, and the report provides a list of the most popular plugins within our set of compromised sites.

  • New data points were introduced showing what percentage of infected websites were blacklisted. Only 18% were blacklisted, and Google made up 52% of that grouping (or 10% of the total infected sites).

  • Analyzing the malware families showed that SEO spam continues to be on the rise, increasing to 38% this quarter (a 6% increase) and backdoors rose to 71%of compromised sites.

Grab The Full Report: https://sucuri.net/website-security/website-hacked-report

 

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