back to article Security bods liberate EITest malware slaves

One of the world's longest-lived malware networks, EITest, has gone offline. EITest was part of several infection chains, used by attackers to redirect users from legitimate sites to compromised sites that shipped exploit kits. In 2016, for example, it was part of an attack that used shampoo brand Just for Men to push the RIG …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "most of which were compromised WordPress sites"


    Wordpress not only helps you make and maintain a website easily, it's also the main vehicle for helping miscreants cheat people out of their money.

    All that because too many people want a website but have no clue what the risks are, so they don't patch a thing. Wordpress, of course, sits on its hands about this. Too much trouble to go about checking site security on their own servers. I'm sure they could devise a tool to automatically check a site for vulns and then alert the site admin, but no. Costs money and makes trouble. Better to just blame site admins for not patching.

  2. Walter Bishop Silver badge

    Attack of the malicious traffic and injects sinkhole

    Who is going to protect us from all this commie islamo-fasist malware: CVE-2014-1776

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