We have started to notice WordPress websites being injected with cryptocurrency miners as a malware attack. Is this the new preferred attack method?
Source: The rise of cryptocurrency miners as malware – Zero Point Development
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.