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The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report

Over the course of 2020, and in the process of protecting over 4 million WordPress customers, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team gathered a massive amount of raw data from attacks targeting WordPress and infection trends, in addition to the malware samples gathered by our Site Cleaning team. Attacks on WordPress can be categorized in three major categories, with malicious login attempts and vulnerability exploit attacks predictably leading the way. In a surprising trend, nulled plugin malware also staked its claim as a prominent intrusion vector.

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