Whenever we see someone who has been compromised by a virus, hack, or malware the usual jokes come out referring to the user’s shady browsing habits. Warez and porn sites used to be the majority provider of these types of attacks, but as I have been repeatedly telling people, and now Google data also backs my argument, malware comes from everywhere. Typically now, we see high-traffic sites pushing legitimate content getting hijacked and becoming a source of malware.
In order to to combat some of this you can use an ad-blocker. The caveat here is that many sites, including mine, rely on ad revenue in order to pay the bills. Unfortunately there is no way a user can protect themselves from vulnerabilities in blogs that utilize wordpress. Such security conscious actions must come from the site’s owner. This is yet another reminder to always update your software.