WP site hijack? (5 posts)

  1. Mike.V
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My website http://www.supervillain.com.au/ now sometimes redirects to an odd http://ustreamtvonline.rr.nu/ url. I found some dodgy looking code in index.php that I got rid of but it still happens. How can I fix this and avoid it in the future? I have noticed this happening to a number of WP sites lately.

  2. newsdevice
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Go through you plugins and theme and make sure they are all up to date.

    Then take a look at (http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked) and consider http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress.

    I actually have not seen this issue floating around, but I did just started helping out here in the forums.

    Would you do me a favor and list the plugins and theme you have installed/active? I can then take a look around a bit and see what I can find.

  3. Mike.V
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick response newsdevice!

    It looks like most of my plugins are out of date. Installed plugins are

    Extended Comment Options
    MediaElement.js - HTML5 Audio and Video
    Raw HTML
    WP Super Cache

    But the only active one is Raw HTML.

    Since my dashboard is screwed up too would it be a better idea to delete the installation and start again? The site was still in development so I don't really mind. That way I can have a fresh install and do a harden on it.

    Thanks for your help!

  4. newsdevice
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If it's a fresh install, something you don't mind dumping and rebuilding, then I would suggest doing just that.

    I always suggest deleting or renaming the default admin login (the first one created by the WP install) with something much different and using a 10+ digit password; I use phrases.

    Thanks for the list. Not familiar with Raw HTML plugin, will look around a bit later tonight.

  5. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

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