It’s not very often that we see abandoned components being used on a website — but when we do, it’s most often because the website was exhibiting malware-like behavior and we were called to investigate and clean up the site.

Old and abandoned plugins and themes are a good target for opportunistic attackers who are looking for any expired domains that might be used by those components. Once an attacker gets a hold of those domains, they’re able to distribute malware to any users that still have that resource installed on their site.

Continue reading The Dangers of Using Abandoned Plugins & Themes at Sucuri Blog.

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