INFORMATION, TIPS AND NEWS ABOUT WEBSITE security
March 9, 2018 11:03 am
February has definitely been the month of crypto jacking and government hacks. Website hacking statistics show that there were over 5000 sites that were infected with cryptocurrency mining malware and thousands of Government websites were down because of that. Symantec Researchers also announced that ‘Crytojacking’ attacks had increased 1,200% in the UK.
– IT Security Expert Blog
Our scanner that will also show if the site is hit by crypto-mining malware is getting more and more popular because of the latest events and we are glad that people care to double-check.
WebARX data shows that there was no big difference on which day hackers were most active, but there still was a small change between weekends and workdays. The biggest wave of hacks in February 2018 was on 27th, where hundreds of WordPress and Joomla sites were infected with ionCube Malware.
When we dive into the data and talk about different countries the most targeted ones in February were the sites hosted in the United States with 18 729 hacks in total. Indonesia and South Africa follow with 4679 and 4441 websites. Our data has shown that the amount of .de sites have been decreased and we have detected 1268 attacks targeted to German websites in February 2018.
US sites: 18 729
ID sites: 4679
ZA sites: 4441
IN sites: 2227
SG sites: 2189
DE sites: 1268
Statistically, nearly 90% of the sites were running on WordPress or Joomla. Websites listed in our data were either defaced, hosting known malware or were redirecting traffic to malicious third-party sites. As a reference, here’s a defacement that was discovered on over 1300 unique websites running on WordPress.