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WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked sites

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Roughly 90 percent of all the hacked content management systems (CMSs) Sucuri investigated and helped fix in 2018 were WordPress sites.

In a distant second, third, and fourth came Magento (4.6 percent), Joomla (4.3 percent), and Drupal (3.7 percent), according to a report the company published yesterday.

Sucuri experts blamed most of the hacks on vulnerabilities in plugins and themes, misconfiguration issues, and a lack of maintenance by webmasters, who often forgot to update their CMS, themes, and plugins.

Experts said that only 56 percent of the sites they investigated were running an up-to-date CMS at the time they were called in to remediate a hack.

But while 90 percent of all hacked sites were WordPress, most of these were running up-to-date versions. Sucuri said that only 36 percent of the hacked WordPress sites that the company investigated ran an outdated version.

On the other hand, CMSs like PrestaShop, OpenCart, Joomla, and Magento, when found to be hacked, they almost always were running on an out-of-date version.


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