I think my site may have been hacked (8 posts)

  1. graduatecareertips
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Does anyone know how to check if a site has been hacked? I have been unable to get to my site today all day.


    I have checked Google Webmaster tools for any notifications about malware but nothing showing.

    I can't get to my wp admin portal either. Each time I try to access the site, I get an error message:

    Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to http://www.graduatecareertips.co.uk
    Try reloading: http://www.­graduatecareerti­ps.­co.­uk/­wp-­admin
    Search on Google:

    I then tried to access a cached page and I can see a load of spammy stuff about payday loans with loads of links, which is the reason I think I may have been hacked.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks, Adam

  2. Grant Mangham
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. graduatecareertips
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thansk vancode - yes, I can now get to the site but I can see all the spammy payday loans stuff via the cache view on Google text only version:


    I want to know how to get this sorted out as someone looks to have hacked my header with a load of payday loans links.

  4. The Hack Repair Guy
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, sadly, your website has been compromised, possibly due to your forgetting to maintain your WP updates.

  5. graduatecareertips
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What can I do please hack repair guy? I'm not an expert - I manage a small website but want to get it sorted. I do update my WordPress and plug ins regularly.

    I can only get to my site intermittently now and I don't have any backup facilities.

  6. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  7. graduatecareertips
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Andrew - as a first things first, how do I take my site down? And should I upgrade my WordPress now if I an get into wp-admin or should I wait until I have cleaned up the hack?

    Also, not sure if this is relevant but my site is hosted with WordPress?
    WordPress 4GH Hosting

  8. Grant Mangham
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For what it's worth, what you describe sounds like the old pharma hack:


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