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The SoakSoak malware is a Russian malware that targets WordPress websites. In late 2014, security news reported that this particular application was able to compromise over 100,000 websites.
Infection by the SoakSoak malware has resulted in certain domains being blacklisted by Google and targeted by security software. The name “SoakSoak” appears to be related to the domain (SoakSoak.ru) where the malware sends collected information. Like other types of malware, SoakSoak performs a low-profile execution such that WordPress website users may not be aware that it has infected their sites.