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With the recent spike in the number of cyberattacks on websites using the popular web-management platform WordPress, a government-backed IT security agency urged website administrators and managers to patch a vulnerability that allows hackers to deface their sites.

The Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) Japan released a warning Monday, calling owners of websites that use the content-management system to update the software to the latest version “immediately” so that their websites can be protected from malevolent attacks.

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