Update Your WordPress Plugins, or the Terrorists Win
This week, the FBI issued a public service announcement that ISIS/ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria/Islamic State in the Levant) sympathizers are using WordPress plugin vulnerabilities to deface websites.
The defacements have affected Web site operations and the communication platforms of news organizations, commercial entities, religious institutions, federal/state/local governments, foreign governments, and a variety of other domestic and international Web sites. Although the defacements demonstrate low-level hacking sophistication, they are disruptive and often costly in terms of lost business revenue and expenditures on technical services to repair infected computer systems.
Remember, update WordPress and its plugins, or the terrorists win.