Joomla websites attacked en masse using recently patched exploits
Attackers are aggressively attacking Joomla-based websites by exploiting two critical vulnerabilities patched last week.
The flaws allow the creation of accounts with elevated privileges on websites built with the popular Joomla content management system, even if account registration is disabled. They were patched in Joomla 3.6.4, released Tuesday.
Hackers didn’t waste any time reverse engineering the patches to understand how the two vulnerabilities can be exploited to compromise websites, according to researchers from Web security firm Sucuri.