WordPress gets hacked all the time

If there is one thing we love here at Cytrus Logic it is working on hacked sites. Just got done with a WordPress site that was hacked using a very simple exploit. A file was uploaded to a directory that did not have the right permissions.

A couple of back-doors were put in so that at any point when malicious files were removed they could be easily put back in.

The files were then used to send out massive spam emails from the server. The client called us when none of their emails were going through and they couldn’t figure out why. We took a look and realized that there was an unusually large mail queue, 1.2 million to be exact.

We quarantined the site and got them back on track.

Website security is sexy!!

Jacob Billings
PhD Candidate - Complex Systems
I am a software engineer, linguist, and researcher of Complex Systems. I hold a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Utah, a Master’s degree in linguistics from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala City, and I am a doctoral candidate in Complex Systems at the Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain.

Software Development: I bring over 20 years of experience in developing software for multiple clients in various environments. I have a solid knowledge of PHP, Javascript, MySQL, NoSQL, Python, and Java.

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work on projects for some of the most recognized brands on the planet. Brands like Marriott Hotels, Microsoft, Ashland Chemical, Capital One Credit Cards, Cadbury Schweppes, GE and more. This has given me an in-depth understanding of my client's challenges as they grow. I know how to get a company from startup to maturity with technology. My specialties are in E-commerce(specifically Magento), process automation, and security.