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Unwanted (Hacked?) Ad Links on site (20 posts)

  1. tigerscratch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My friend's site may have been the victim of a hacked plug-in, or WP hack. A list of ad links suddenly appeared all over the site and I can't figure out where they're coming from.

    I deactivated all the 3rd party plugins except for Akismet, but they're still there. Tried other Themes, but it's still there.

    Anyone seen anything like this?
    http://www.sourmilf.com

    Looks ok in Firefox on my Mac, but it's visible in Safari and Chrome.
    Help!!

  2. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello.

    I also have this problem and it's hurting my business site. I was away for a week and only noticed the problem today. I deactivated all my plugings, BG image and re-installed WP, but the ad links hack still remains.
    I wonder if the issue might not reside with my web provider?

    Here's a link to mt site:

    http://espacesviridis.com/

    Any insight, comments or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.
    Pierre

  3. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    addendum: Unfortunately, my issue appears when viewed in all major browers.

    Thx.
    P

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  5. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @tigerscratch

    Yeah.. that domain redirects to hugedomains.com where it appears to have been put up for sale. Usually, it's the owner of the domain who actually lists it for sale. Just go hit up the whois info and take a peek. Maybe your friend can contact his host or registrar if he thinks there's still a problem.

  6. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi WPyogi.

    My computer was shutdown for one week and I saw the problem from my mobile device. So that eliminates the malware possibility from my end. My site is hosted by Godaddy and I suspect the hack was done on that end. However, I will go through your suggested Tshooting links.

    Many thanks.
    P.

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh definitely could be GoDaddy - they had a bunch of servers hacked - many unhappy people here with similar issues. Those resources should help you out with it - though still a big drag.

  8. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have to now consider dropping Goddady. This is affwecting my business. I'm very disappointed in their lack of action. I never received any e-mail notification from them concerning possible issues re: hacks on their servers. Very irresponsible.

    Thx for the info.
    P.

  9. tigerscratch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Bah!
    I posted the wrong URL:
    http://www.thesourmilf.com

    And I think she might use Godaddy too...

  10. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Tigerscratch: I don't see any hack ad links from the site link you provided. Thx though.

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, if you look at the source code, there's suspicious stuff...the links above should help you out with it.

  12. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I ran the securinet scan and it found this malware:

    MW:SPAM:SEO

    This is a nightmare.

  13. tigerscratch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Yogi... we're going to reach out to GoDaddy for sure.
    I'll investigate the links in a parallel path... thanks for the quick replies.

  14. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all. Thx for your involvement. I'll get on the phone this morning with Godads and see if they can resolve this issue for me. I'm flummoxed at the fact that they are not more proactive about these hacking threats and intrusions. They are losing credibility in the security dept.

    Cheers,
    P

  15. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Newsflash: GoDads cleaned the malware (took 10 mins over the phone). No apologies, of course. The support dude also put the blame on my WP plugins (which I don't think was the case in my situation as I had not updated anything in over a week) and on my theme (i.e. Photocrati). I cannot confirm the latter though. There is no current Pcrati update available (next one is entering the beta stage). I guess I'll have to contact the good folks at Pcrati and discuss the issue with them too.

    I'm not sure if this issue is totally solved?

    Mega thanks to everyone who replied!!!
    merci,
    Pierre

  16. tigerscratch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Pierre - I JUST got off the phone with GoDaddy myself.

    They couldn't even recreate the problem (though it looked like you and I had the same issue). The most they could offer is to purchase their malware scanning product at a yearly rate of $67.

    Oy. The Securinet scan didn't show anything on our site. Do any of you guys see black links at the top of the page:

    http://www.thesourmilf.com

    My friend was the one that alerted me to it and I'm seeing it on Chrome and Safari.
    I'm sure we're both on Macs.

  17. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. It sounds like you have an infected computer.

  18. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Esmi. In my case, as I left town last week, I did a shutdown of my computer. Daily virus checks were performed as well (with 2 diff virus apps) before I shutdown and left town. After my return, I performed 2 V checks since last night and no malware items were found (it's not to say that maybe there still might be something hanging around, I can't confirm that?).
    needless to say that Godads removed the malware in my case. They were not forthcoming with any information concerning the security breach problem (on their end no less). I expect my web hosting provider to include security as par of the service cost I paid for. Any suggestions as far as more dependable hosting outfits that are more sympathetic to WP sites are concerned, pls let me know.

    Tigerscratch: I cannot see your problem on my end when the site is viewed via Chrome or Firefox on a PC. Sorry.

  19. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And this is why we are constantly asking people to post their own topics instead of tagging onto an existing topic.

    @cafargo: You have/had a completely different problem to the original poster (@tigerscratch) and by posting in his/her topic, you have really just created confusion.

  20. cafargo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I offer my apologies for any confusion I may have created. On the flip side though, people sometimes get criticized for starting a new topic when one or more have already been posted... However, I digress.

    Cheers,
    P.

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