Phoenix exploit kit

Massive Compromise of WordPress Sites Leads To Phoenix Exploit Kit

Researchers at the security firm M86 report that hackers have compromised hundreds of Web sites that use the Wordpress content management system. The sites, mostly small Web pages and blogs, are being used to fool spam filters and redirect unwitting visitors to drive by download Websites that will install malicious software on vulnerable systems.

Exploit Kits Employing Obfuscation to Prevent Analysis

The creators of the Phoenix exploit kit have begun using obfuscation and other techniques to prevent security researchers and others from reverse-engineering the installation process for the kit, adopting a tactic that has become increasingly popular among attackers recently.

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