For those of us that use Wodpress as the blog platform of choice, an alert has been issued on one of their most popular widget plugins. Sucuri Blog explains:
“If you are using the Social Media Widget plugin (social-media-widget), make sure to remove it immediately from your website. We discovered it is being used to inject spam into websites and it has also been removed from the WordPress Plugin repository.”
This plugin has more than 900,000 downloads and the potential to impact a lot of websites. If you have been utilizing this widget plugin, contact BC ITS. For further reading, ITS has produced a very informative website: Safe Computing that is great to review.