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Is my website still hacked? Viagra spam (4 posts)

  1. Crumblecrumb1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My site: clothesonfilm.com

    A few weeks back I discovered that my website had been hacked. After some digging around I assumed I'd closed the back-door and removed all trace of the spamlinks.

    However randomly googling my site yesterday with the following:

    viagra site: clothesonfilm.com

    This returned several hits, specifically for this post:

    http://clothesonfilm.com/hannibal-julianne-moore-anthony-hopkins-exclusive-interview-with-costume-designer-janty-yates/1423/

    I am not a tech person, I run this site on my own and manage best I can, so there is some chance I did not find all the hack and/or get rid of it.

    I searched in my PHP Admin for ‘viagra’ and returned this in the wp_options table:

    rss_867bd5c64f85878d03a060509cd2f92c

    li><strong>Allow Spam Through.</strong> I don’t mean the obvious viagra mortgage stuff, but the human-written and surface-thoughtful comment that “Florida Real Estate” or “Poll Widgets” decided to leave on your entry. Or the guy who comments on every post and has a 3-link signature. Or the lame startup that mentions itself at every possible opportunity, however tangentially related it is. Once spammers catch a sniff of this stuff getting through, they’ll descend on your site like locusts and instantly double or treble your “community.”</li>

    Does it seem likely I have been hacked again, even after changing all passwords, permissions, etc? Or maybe I never got rid of the problem first time around?

    If anyone has some straightforward advice I could follow regarding this I’d really appreciate it. As I said I’m no teccy but am trying my best to learn. I’ve had a look around the forums already but am just coming away confused.

    Thanks in advance,

    Chris

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. bottleneck
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    rss_867bd5c64f85878d03a060509cd2f92c

    li>Allow Spam Through. I don’t mean the obvious viagra mortgage stuff,

    don't worry

    it comes via "Other WordPress News" on your Dashboard.

    Actually, it's Matt Mullenweg's essay :))

  4. Crumblecrumb1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Been working through those links, but still a bit bewildered to be honest. Though at least relieved about one thing - thanks, bottleneck!

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