Wordpress plugins malicious code

chayton

aka LooHoo
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Just read an interesting article from Wordfence. Seems a guy has been buying popular wordpress plugins, and then injecting malicious code to serve adware and pushing out the 'updates' so there are thousands of websites publishing his content.

In one email from him to a plugin author he said this:
It helps with our web business that is pretty big in the casino industry, when we can use as a sales tactic “Our code is used on over 30million websites” world wide etc etc. Sounds silly but it goes along way in our industry, especially as we need to evident our statements by law.
Makes me wonder if this person is a casino affiliate? Or something? What do you guys think? You can check out the
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