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Site Hacked - Scripts Installed, Took Down Site (3 posts)

  1. wootoff
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have WordPress installed on my own domain, been using it for 4 years. Today I got an email from my host saying the account is suspended because of overuse, likely from someone exploiting the site by running their own scripts.

    Also, recently received the following email from Google about the same thing:

    Dear site owner or webmaster of nynerd.com,

    While we were indexing your webpages, we detected that some of your pages were using techniques that are outside our quality guidelines, which can be found here: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769&hl=en. This appears to be because your site has been modified by a third party. Typically, the offending party gains access to an insecure directory that has open permissions. Many times, they will upload files or modify existing ones, which then show up as spam in our index.

    The following is some example hidden text we found at http://nynerd.com/2006/06/page/3/:

    arm ic to control fan speed dr prem reddy 2005 stations of the cross amano time guardian videos-de-celebrites.com ethnicity in america driftwood 2 abington heights middle school faculty list lynard skynard albums charles s kravitz 3gpp content bartolomeu dias bamboo etched glass decals composting inside las vagas com

    In order to preserve the quality of our search engine, pages from nynerd.com are scheduled to be removed temporarily from our search results for at least 30 days.

    We would prefer to keep your pages in Google's index. If you wish to be reconsidered, please correct or remove all pages (may not be limited to the examples provided) that are outside our quality guidelines. One potential remedy is to contact your web host technical support for assistance. For more information about security for webmasters, see http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2008/04/my-sites-been-hacked-now-what.html. When such changes have been made, please visit https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/reconsideration?hl=en to learn more and submit your site for reconsideration.

    Sincerely, Google Search Quality Team

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Does anyone know how I can get this fixed?

    Thank you so much in advance!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. wootoff
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's great info, thanks Samuel. How do I prove that this was a result of a security flaw with my host?

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