Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Plugin was hacked

  • Resolved twellibaum

    (@twellibaum)


    Our site was hacked and one of the plugins targeted was Yoast Seo. I know it’s not the plugin’s fault, but what should we do? Does deleting and reinstalling the plugin means that the seo work done before is gone? Thanks for any help!

    Wordfence found:
    Filename: wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/admin/class-yoast-notification-center.php
    File Type: Plugin
    Details: This file appears to be installed or modified by a hacker to perform malicious activity. If you know about this file you can choose to ignore it to exclude it from future scans. The text we found in this file that matches a known malicious file is: ${“\x47\x4c\x4fB\x41\x4c\x53”}. The infection type is: A backdoor known as kidslug.

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  • Plugin Support jerparx

    (@jerparx)

    @twellibaum The changes made to the plugin are saved in your database. If you have not deleted anything from your database, removing and re-installing the plugin will not reset the plugin configuration.

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