Spam Appearing Before My Blog Loads on Mobile Device (4 posts)

  1. paperseed
    Posted 2 years ago #


    When I visit my blog using my iPhone a page of spam appears - an entire paragraph that shows up for a few seconds and then disappears.

    It only happens the first time I load the page in the morning, and then doesn't happen again (that I've noticed). A picture clipping of what it looks like is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/paperseed/8600831544/in/photostream.

    What can I do to remove it? I have no idea how it got there. Is there a plugin I can use?

    My blog is at http://thepaperseed.com

    Thank you for your time.

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. You have spam links in your source code, so you got hacked. GoDaddy is well known to be insceure and they get hacked often.

    Work your way through these resources and follow all instructions to completely clean your site or you may be hacked again. See FAQ: My site was hacked « WordPress Codex and How to completely clean your hacked wordpress installation and How to find a backdoor in a hacked WordPress and Hardening WordPress « WordPress Codex.

    Change all passwords. Scan your own PC. Use http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/thepaperseed.com before and after.

    Tell your web host you got hacked; and consider changing to a more secure host: Recommended WordPress Web Hosting

    If you can't do the work yourself, consider looking for a reputable person to fix it correctly on jobs.wordpress.net or freelancing sites such as Elance. (It's not a good idea to respond to unsolicited emails from forum users offering to work for you.)

  4. paperseed
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you both very much. I appreciate you providing links for further information on how to do this, plus where to go to find someone for help. This is beyond me. How frustrating.

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