WordPress Jetpack Sharing Plugin Exploited by Spammers

Posted by brideoflinux on Mar 27, 2014 5:51 PM EDT
FOSS Force; By Christine Hall
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The sharing feature of the Jetpack plugin for WordPress is currently being exploited for the purpose of sending spam and possibly for DDOS attacks. FOSS Force became aware of this after we began looking into emails being sent to us by our server’s security system, notifying us of massive amounts of email being sent from our server. An investigation by our IT people traced the problem to the “Sharing” function of the Jetpack plugin.

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