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[closed] Casino Link Hack added to my site (11 posts)

  1. marcus.c
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I just noticed a link on my site going to some casino page. My site is holyspiritempowers.com and the link is in the top right. I went to the element and it tells me its in element.style but I cannot find that anywhere. Is there other good security measures I can take to keep this type of thing from happening?

    Thank you,

    Marcus

  2. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you look in header.php for that code?

    It depends on how they did it for what security measure to take. Could it be from a plugin, your theme, or a password? Not sure so I would do them all. Upgrade plugins, themes, change your password, ect.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. marcus.c
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I went to header.php and I just CTL F and searched for casino and found nothing. Looking at the element I can see what I need to delete using chrome. It is just a madder of finding it in the editor.

    esmi I also ran a check and it did not come up with spam. Thank you both for all of the resources. I will keep busting away and try to get this done.

    Thanks again

  5. mageguild
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How did you go with solving this?

    Are you running a plugin called "Featured Post"? I am, and I noticed the same link randomly appear on my site. I resolved the issue by removing that plugin. Since then, the link has not reappeared.

  6. marcus.c
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi everyone,

    It turned out it was a hacked plugin I had on a few of my sites and a couple client sites. The plugin that I was using was G Translate.

    It was a google translate pluging made by a 3rd party that added that link to those sites.

    Thank you everyone for the support comments. Esmi I did go through all of that useful info as well.

    Thanks again,

    Marcus

  7. marcus.c
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also tried looking for that plugin on wordpress.org and it had been removed. So some good news there.

  8. nortstudio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also noticed this morning that the casino link was showing up. Removed the G Translate plugin after reading Marcus' post above - link is gone. Thanks Marcus!

  9. parkettballes.de
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    my site show a link i never set.
    it is at the top of all.
    i can´t find it in any file.
    (online casino.we beden.co.uk/ paddy-power/4573005985)
    how to delete it?

    omg, maybe the mobile sitemap plugin do this?

  10. parkettballes.de
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    please help me to delete that advertise on my site.

    (onlinecasino.webeden.co.uk/paddy-power/4573005985)

    it is at the top of all, a have never set it and i can´t find it in any pluginfile or template

    bitte, kann mir denn keiner helfen?
    diesen link habe ich nie gesetzt, ich habe keine casino werbung geschaltet. habe bereits einige plugins deinstalliert... aber es erscheint trotzdem immer wieder

  11. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can receive help if you create your own thread.

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