As somewhat related to last month’s Malware checklist, I thought this would be a good follow-up about spotting malware on an infected site. Maybe yours.
Something like a vulnerable plugin can allow an attacker to change existing code that is expected on the page, such as Google Analytics tracking, and make it hard to find. From Spot the malware on dev.to:
They aren’t your good old ascii a, but are actually cyrillic a! … When reading source code though, IDE’s and text editors usually show a regular cyrillic a, which is hard to distinguish with our bare eyes. This can be leveraged by malware creators by registering hosts similar to popular CDN’s and injected scripts, then replacing genuine domain with their own.
Read the full article for more details.