WPScan Acquired by Automattic

We are very excited to let you know that WPScan will be joining Automattic!

WPScan has been working on improving the WordPress security ecosystem for over 10 years. During that time we released our wildly popular WordPress security scanner. We then developed and released the WordPress vulnerability database, where we triage and record hundreds of WordPress related vulnerabilities each month. Working closely with security researchers, plugin authors, and the WordPress plugins team to help keep WordPress users secure. And more recently, we released our own WordPress security plugin.

Joining Automattic is the perfect fit for WPScan. They are the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, Tumblr, WooCommerce, and other fantastic products. With Automattic’s help, we will improve our existing services, release new products, and make our vulnerability data more open and accessible to the community.

WordPress is currently used by more than 40% of the web. We are proud to have had a big impact on keeping a large part of the web secure and excited to have the opportunity to have an even bigger impact going forward.

Thank you to everyone who has been on this journey with us. Please join us on our next chapter, as we continue to make the web a safer place.

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