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Monthly Security Digest for the month May

Every month, we are covering the major security events for our clients. Please find an exclusive selection below.

Hacker Group Targets 900,000 WordPress Sites in a Week
A massive attack was launched by a hacker group against more than 900,000 WordPress sites with the aim of redirecting visitors to malvertising sites or plant a backdoor if an administrator is logged in. The security alert was issued by cyber-security firm Wordfence who has stated that the compromised attempts increased after April 28 and caused a 30x uptick in the volume of attack traffic.

BackConfig Malware Targeting Government and Military Organizations
Security researchers at Unit 42 have been analyzing and observing an activity over the past 4 months that involves using the BackConfig malware used by the Hangover threat group targeting government and military organizations in South Asia.

Bluetooth Vulnerability Opens Devices to Hackers
A security vulnerability was found in Bluetooth that can enable attackers to perform impersonation attacks during secure connection establishment. The attacks dubbed as Bluetooth Impersonation Attacks or BIAS concerns Bluetooth Classic, which supports Basic Rate (BR) and Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) for wireless data transfer between devices.

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