On December 14, 2014, reports began surfacing of a new infection impacting WordPress content management websites. This infection has been coined “soaksoak”. We at ESG began seeing the attempted attacks over the weekend of Dec 13/14 and as of the morning of Dec 15, as soon as a safe mitigation process was available, we began patching our servers to protect the sites of our clients from this threat.
Should more steps be needed, we will continue to take them at no cost to our clients.. this is why you host with us, so we can be your IT manager in times like this.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or e-mail!
Details from the earliest reports:
And more recently updated info: