We have started to notice WordPress websites being injected with cryptocurrency miners as a malware attack. Is this the new preferred attack method?
It’s been a busy two weeks as I bounced between EdtechPosium and wrapping things up for Pukunui, but I wanted to draw your attention to this great article from Wil Brown at Zero Point Development. Wil is a good friend and a WordPress guru; he runs the Sydney meetup and does brilliant WordPress development.
This piece is about Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) miners getting their malware into your WordPress site. Really fascinating stuff from a technical point of view, and great tips to protect yourself. I’ve added the minerBlock Chrome extension based on this article.
Give it a read and protect yourself.