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IonCube Malware Infects WordPress and Joomla Websites

March 01, 2018 | By Admin

Hacked Wordpress Website

Recently, more than 700 WordPress and Joomla websites were found to be infected with IonCube Malware. A total of more than 7000 files were infected. These websites were infected with legitimate IonCube encoded files. Key directories of a WordPress site, such as “wrgcduzk.php” and “diff98.php”,  were infected by this malware.

In brief, IonCube is actually a  PHP Encoder employed for encrypting and protecting files with PHP encoding, obfuscation, encryption and licensing capabilities. Hackers are known to use the  IonCube Malware for creating a backdoor on vulnerable websites permitting them to steal data from the Victims.