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Hacked by Gabby (2 posts)

  1. KingStairs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A number of sites I work with got hit by this hack last week - "Hacked by Gabby" - it replaces the sidebar widgets with a Javascript text widget. As hacks go, relatively harmless, but annoying nonetheless.

    I'm trying to find out how the hack penetrated the sites - PHP, WordPress core, a plugin, a theme, etc. Until I know the attack vector, I cannot take useful steps to protect these sites.

    Google searching has not pulled up anything useful, and I'm surprised I couldn't find anything here either since it seems to be a fairly wide-ranging hack.

    SO, anybody have information to share? Thank you.

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Review your sites at Sucuri to discover if you are hosting malware (which is why most hacks break into sites and servers)

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/

    If so please start here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked

    And take a read here also:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

    Also please do discuss right away with your host(s).

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