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  1. Tom Aarons
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I noticed a fall in visitor numbers today to my wordpress 2.5.1 blog http://tamarindtrees.net. Upon checking google webmaster tools, I found an unusual number of "not found" crawl errors and a very high number of "short meta description" errors.

    The links referred to under "short meta descriptions" are not ones I installed on my site, they lead to what appears to be spam marketing for anti-virus software, and I'm more than a bit worried about them. An example of one follows:

    http://tamarindtrees.net/wp-content/upgrade/_images/toronto-ontario-getting-bonded/1960-s-hubcaps.html

    The directory /upgrade/ is not one that I remember ever having used.

    I'm concerned I've been hacked.

    Can anyone recommend how I :-

    1. Find out whether I have been hacked
    2. What the damage is
    3. Whether it's necessary to shut down the site while this is fixed
    4. How I fix it.

    Thanks heaps.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    youre hacked, that link redirects people off your site.

    i fix these sort of things, if youre interested. I charge - but not alot

    I'll also make sure that when Im done, youre upgraded to the latest WP.

    if thats something you would want, contact me OFF the forum please (whoo __AT__ village-idiot.org)

    In lieu of paying someone else, you can always go it alone. In that case, theres already plenty of posts that give advice on what to look for, what to do, etc..

    http://wordpress.org/search/hacked?forums=1

    Its alot to read through, but theres also some very good info in there.

  3. Tom Aarons
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the offer whooami, but I couldn't afford to pay you.

    Thanks also for the info and pointer towards the resources.

    As soon as the server support get their act together, the site will be coming down for a while.

    :?

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