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Hackers Using Fake DDoS Protection Pages to Distribute Malware

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Aug
2022
Hackers Using Fake DDoS Protection Pages to Distribute Malware

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WordPress sites are being hacked to display fraudulent Cloudflare DDoS protection pages that lead to the delivery of malware such as NetSupport RAT and Raccoon Stealer.

“A recent surge in JavaScript injections targeting WordPress sites has resulted in fake DDoS prevent prompts which lead victims to download remote access trojan malware,” Sucuri’s Ben Martin said in a write-up published last week.

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection pages are essential browser verification checks designed to deter bot-driven unwanted and malicious traffic from eating up bandwidth and taking down websites.

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