Cybercriminals targeting obsolete Japanese blogging tool
Cybercriminals are very actively targeting web sites which are not well-managed, so as to abuse them for their malicious activities. Damage to web sites in Japan has increased since last year, which is alarming to Japanese Internet users. Kaspersky Labs Japan has observed more than 2,800 compromised web sites between January and March 2014.
WordPress is a popular blogging tool worldwide, but it is often plagued by vulnerabilities which can result in compromised web sites . A similar Japanese-made tool, “Web Diary Professional” (WDP), also experiences such problems. WDP is widely used in Japan, with its Japanese user interface and tutorials.However, it is no longer supported.
Official EOS announcement of WDP:
A new tool has already been introduced as its successor, and the developers have recommended that people migrate. However, a significant number of web site administrators are still using the obsolete WDP, exposing themselves to the threats of cybercriminals.