Fake DDoS Pages On WordPress Sites Lead to Drive-By-Downloads

It’s not uncommon for users to experience “DDoS Protection” pages when casually browsing the web. These DDoS protection pages are typically associated with browser checks performed by WAF/CDN services which verify if the site visitor is, in fact, a human or is part of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack or other unwanted bot. Under normal circumstances, DDoS pages usually don’t affect users much — they simply perform a check or request a skill testing question in order to...