Websites Hacked

New experience for me today. I discovered today that three of the ten (yes, ten) websites I manage have been hacked by what seems to be a fairly common attack (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/a-new-hack-including-wordpressorg).

This one was not touched.

The hack essentially uses your website for spam. The draw back is that it poisons your Google ranking. I actually had fun searching for the contaminated files.

Their dates were changed — 22 March — which makes me think it wasn’t a very sophisticated attack.

And that’s how I spent my Wednesday evening.

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  1. Ed K

    Malware attacks are prevalent. Here are some sites I use:

    http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/index.html
    Trogan remover and preventor offers 30 trial

    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5774-adwcleaner.html
    freeware cleans pups, and redirects

    The above in addition to traditional:

    Spybot:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Malwarebytes Anti Malware:
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Superantispyware:
    http://www.superantispyware.com/index.html

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