Monthly Archives: July 2014

Malware Infection Breaking WordPress Websites

There is a known malware infection caused by a serious vulnerability in the MailPoet WordPress plugin. This malicious attack attempts to slyly inject Spam into the hacked site, which is causing websites to break, and focuses predominantly on WordPress sites with outdated plugins or weak admin passwords.

The MailPoet vulnerability is the entry point; it doesn’t mean your website has to have it enabled or that you have it on the website. If it resides on the server in a neighboring website it can still affect your website.

What It Looks Like
The infected PHP code is very buggy and is corrupting legitimate website files, as well as themes and plugin files, which causes PHP errors to be displayed instead of website content:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’ in /home/user/public_html/site/wp-config.php on line 91

After removing the infecting malware, the only way to remedy the issues is to restore the … Read the rest

Announcement: DDoS Attack in Detroit 7/10/2014

We are currently experiencing a DDoS attack on our Detroit facility.

This attack is part of a larger-scale attack that is affecting multiple internet routing points. More details can be seen here:

http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz1.html (click on ‘Attacks’)

We are continuing to work hard to remedy the situation with our Network and System Administrators.

Please stand by for additional information.

We’ll update you as we know more!

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