In November, 2022, my colleague Ben Martin described how hackers were using zipped files and encrypted WordPress options stored in the database to inject SocGholish scripts into compromised WordPress sites. A bit later, we documented minor changes in the way this malware worked.
By the end of March, 2023, we started noticing a new wave of SocGholish injections that used the intermediary xjquery[.]com domain. It appeared to be another evolution of the same malware.