Today, a report from wordfence.com suggests that the Mossack Fonseca breach may have been carried out using an exploit found on their global website.
While its funny to think that a simple website exploit can take down Iceland’s PM, it highlights the importance of keeping your website up to date.
The report suggests that a known exploit in RevSlider (a popular slider plugin for WordPress) was used to gain access to their systems and network. The exploit is well known, documented and reported – it has also been fixed in versions since, however, the Mossack website had not updated their plugins and hackers were able to use the exploit to gain access.
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Read more about the breach and report by WordFence https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/04/mossack-fonseca-breach-vulnerable-slider-revolution/