Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2024
Multiple XSS flaws in Joomla can lead to remote code execution

Joomla maintainers have addressed multiple vulnerabilities in the popular content management system (CMS) that can lead to execute arbitrary code. The maintainers of the Joomla! Project released Joomla 5.0.3 and 4.4.3 versions that addressed the following vulnerabilities in the popular content management system (CMS): The impact of these flaws can be widespread because roughly 2% of […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2020
The team behind the Joomla CMS discloses a data breach

Maintainers at the Joomla open-source content management system (CMS) announced a security breach that took place last week. Last week a member of the Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) team left an unencrypted full backup of the JRD site ( on an unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket operated by the company. The company did not […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2019
Crooks leverages .htaccess injector on Joomla and WordPress sites for malicious redirects

Security researchers are monitoring a new hacking campaign aimed at Joomla and WordPress websites, attackers used .htaccess injector for malicious redirect. Researchers at Sucuri are warning Joomla and WordPress websites admins of malicious hypertext access (.htaccess) injector found on a client website. The website was used by attackers to redirect traffic to advertising sites that […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2019
Crooks use hidden directories of compromised HTTPS sites to deliver malware

Security experts at Zscaler discovered that threat actors are using hidden “well-known” directories of HTTPS sites to store and deliver malicious payloads. Crooks are utilizing hidden “well-known” directories of HTTPS sites running WordPress and Joomla websites to store and serve malicious payloads. Hacked websites were used for several malicious purposes, experts observed compromised WordPress and […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2018
Joomla 3.8.4 release addresses three XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities

Joomla development team has released the Joomla 3.8.4 that addresses many issues, including an SQL injection bug and three cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws. Joomla development team has released the Joomla 3.8.4 that addresses a large number of issues, including an SQL injection bug and three cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. The latest release also includes several improvements. The XSS and SQL injection vulnerabilities have been classified […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2017
Critical SQL Injection CVE-2017-8917 vulnerability patched in Joomla, update it now!

Joomla maintainers released a fix for a critical SQL injection flaw, tracked as CVE-2017-8917, that can be exploited by a remote attacker to hijack websites On Wednesday Joomla maintainers released a fix for a critical SQL injection vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-8917, that can be easily exploited by a remote attacker to obtain sensitive data and hijack websites. The vulnerability […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 19, 2016
SQL Injection zero-day in component ja-k2-filter-and-search of Joomla

Information Security experts have discovered an SQL injection zero-day vulnerability in Joomla component ja-k2-filter-and-search. Information Security Researchers Dimitrios Roussis and Evangelos Apostoloudis have discovered an SQL injection vulnerability in component ja-k2-filter-and-search ( of Joomla, a popular open-source Content Management System (CMS). This component has been used in various Joomla sites. Through the use of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2016
Realstatistics campaign leads to ransomware via compromised sites

Threat actors in the wild are behind the Realstatistics campaign are leveraging on out-of-date CMSs to deliver the CryptXXX ransomware. Security experts from Sucuri security firm have spotted a new ransomware-based campaign dubbed ‘Realstatistics’ conducted by threat actors in the past two weeks. “Our Incident Response Team (IRT) has been tracking a mass infection campaign over the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2016
Admedia attacks now rely also on Joomla to serve ransomware

Operators running websites based on the WordPress and Joomla must be aware of a spike in the number of compromised platforms used in Admedia attacks. Not only WordPress CMS, threat actors behind the “Admedia attacks” are now looking with increasing interest to Joomla. This is the discovery made by the experts at the Internet Storm […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2015
CVE-2015-8562 – 16,000 Daily Attacks on vulnerable Joomla servers

Experts at Symantec discovered that hackers quickly take advantage of CVE-2015-8562 remote code execution to compromise Joomla servers. Joomla recently patched the CVE-2015-8562 vulnerability that could be exploited by attackers for remote code execution. According to the security expert Daniel Cid from Sucuri, hundreds of attacks are now taking place. “What is very concerning is that this […]