Tracking Emerging Cryptomining Threats

Today on the Wordfence blog, one of our threat analysts describes in detail how he tracked down an emerging infection we are seeing that targets WordPress sites. The attacker installs their own malicious code, which uses your web server’s resources to mine cryptocurrency.

In the post, James describes how we reverse engineer malware to add detection capability to the Wordfence security scanner. By reading the post you can get a real sense of how real-time the process is and how we prioritize getting that detection capability to our Premium Wordfence customers as fast as possible.

This post is definitely a fun read if you are interested in emerging WordPress threats, like cryptocurrency miners, and how our threat analysts do their jobs.

You can find the full post on the official Wordfence blog…