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  • Resolved Nick Disco

    (@nick-disco)


    Hi everyone

    I checked my site http://www.omvblog.com yesterday and a random image has somehow been inserted at the top of the homepage. It has a ? in it that goes to a link that says the account has been suspended. I didn’t upload this image.

    I have tried everything including removing the links to my old site (nicolamcdougall.com) and have been trying to get help from the domain server people but no joy.

    Can anyone help please as I am worried it has been hacked?

    Thanks so much.

    Cheers

    Nicola

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  • The top image in the site is from this output HTML:

    <a href="http://nicolamcdougall.com"><img src="http://nicolamcdougall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/OMV-title4.gif" width="100%"></a>

    That image resides at another site that is now suspended. Contact that host.

    http://www.whoishostingthis.com/nicolamcdougall.com

    C W (VYSO)

    (@cyril-washbrook)

    No, you haven’t been hacked. It’s a stray image and link referring to your former site at nicolamcdougall.com, which no longer exists. At a guess, nicolamcdougall.com existed until very recently, which is why you only just noticed the problem.

    Assuming you want to remove that completely, you need to edit the relevant template file – probably header.php or something similar – and remove those lines, which will look something like this:

    <a href="http://nicolamcdougall.com">
       <img src="http://nicolamcdougall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/OMV-title4.gif" width="100%">
    </a>

    Alternatively, if the image is supposed to be there, change those lines to:

    <a href="http://omvblog.com">
       <img src="http://omvblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/OMV-title4.gif" width="100%">
    </a>

    Yeah!!! Thank you so much Cyril! All fixed.

    I am a writer so the technology gets a bit much for me sometimes.

    Thanks so much again. You’ve made my day.

    Happy New Year!

    Cheers

    Nicola

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