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New GoTrim Botnet Attempting to Break into WordPress Sites’ Admin Accounts

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Dec
2022
New GoTrim Botnet Attempting to Break into WordPress Sites’ Admin Accounts

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A new Go-based botnet has been spotted scanning and brute-forcing self-hosted websites using the WordPress content management system (CMS) to seize control of the targeted systems.

“This new brute forcer is part of a new campaign we have named GoTrim because it was written in Go and uses ‘:::trim:::’ to split data communicated to and from the C2 server,” Fortinet FortiGuard Labs researchers Eduardo Altares, Joie Salvio, and Roy Tay said.

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