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WordPress plugin hack beware WordPress Researcher (research_plugin)

There is a very clever WordPress hack that compromises your website using a plugin.

Once the site is hacked a plugin will be present called WordPress Researcher.

The folder in your ftp client or file set up located at /wp-content/plugins/ will be something along the lines of this:


And will contain a file called: research_plugin.php.

The plugin is a sophisticated hack and looks like a genuine plugin with details such as:

WordPress research tool.

Version 2.2.4 | By wordpressdotorg | Visit plugin site.
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