Website Social Media Plug-in Contains Malware

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 · No Comments

If your company uses WordPress to manage your website or blog, please check to see if you have installed the social-media-widget plug-in. It has been identified to inject "Payday Loan" spam into websites.

This widget has 900,000 downloads so it could affect many sites. If you have installed this widget, please remove it immediately or install the upgraded version. Although the widget developer reports they have relesead a fix, many Wordpress users are reporting that they have lost trust in this widget and are finding alternatives.

WordPress stated that they have removed the plug-in from their repository.

Advise your clients about the issue, too.

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