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The Panama Papers have taken over the world’s press, and for good reason: the information leaked through these papers has caused Prime Ministers to step down, FIFA officials to be investigated (again), and Revolution Slider to become the most hated plugin in WordPress history.
While that last point may be hyperbole, Revolution Slider certainly isn’t enjoying its most popular days. Why? This plugin might well have made the leaks possible. A theory that is currently floating around indicates that Mossack Fonseca was hacked via a vulnerability in the Revolution Slider Plugin used by their WordPress site.
Can you imagine? Making world-wide headlines because you wanted your images to slide one after the other? Not their finest moment.
If you read the WordFence article, you’ll see that the theory, though unconfirmed, is plausible: an out-of-date plugin gave access to the server, and was used to move from the marketing site to areas of the business that should have been secure.
This should be enough of a warning for all of us that use WordPress. Ask yourself: could this happen to me?
At Performance Foundry, we take steps to make sure that this kind of hack isn’t possible on our clients’ sites.
By shortening the time between updates, we shrink the largest WordPress attack vectors, then use clever server technology to harden the rest against attack.
I’m not saying we will never get hacked (and this is not a challenge!). What I’m saying is,
if when we do, we are prepared to handle the situation. Are you?
With plans starting at $125/month, you can take advantage of all Performance Foundry has to offer. Contact us today!