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Devastating Malware attack (2 posts)

  1. sow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My webhosted domain from which I run 3 WordPress websites is behaving as though it has been contaminated with malware.

    Basically, if one approaches the sites directly via the url then everything is fine. HO]owever, if the site is approached via a link on another site (eg via Twitter, Facebook or a Google search) then the local user's browser will experience a false screen declaring that the local computer is infected with a number of viruses and encouraging (virtually forcing) the user to download software that will clear the infection.

    I understand from various anti-malware sites that the rogue malware deposits files on the users machine and hopes that they will purchase their software to clear the problem.

    Is this a security leak in WordPress or have I just been careless and let in a hacker?

    Following the advice of my webhost I am currently copying my entire domain to a local computer and will then treat that with a trusted anti-malware/virus app.

    Any other advice out there?

    Will Chapman

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

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