Website Malware Infections

What Should You do if Your WordPress Site was Hacked?

These days WordPress infections are very common. In 2021, internetlivestats.com counted over 81 million websites hacked. If you’re one of the millions, you need to take action to fix and protect your site. Of course, a hacked site will put any site owner into panic mode. This article will provide insight on what to do

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Finding & Fixing Google Blocklist Warnings

When a website is added to a blocklist by blocklist authorities it can be painfully stressful for their business. SEO rankings take a dive, and loss in revenue/traffic is hit even harder if not resolved quickly. In this article we’ll be discussing what blocklists are exactly, why you should consider them when starting a website,

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Most Interesting Vulnerabilities of 2021

As with most years, there’s been a wide array of critical vulnerabilities found within content management systems, plugins, API keys, etc. We’ll be recapping our discoveries and how these vulnerabilities were exploited, or potentially could have been.  Adobe Patches Critical Magento Vulnerabilities This past year, Adobe released several critical security patches for both their commercial

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How to Find and Fix a WordPress Pharma Hack

Did you know that one quarter of all spam emails are accredited to pharmaceutical ads? Pharma hacks go beyond the inbox and spam websites by redirecting traffic and adding fake keywords and subdomains to the search results. Why, and how did the medical world get tangled up in spam emails, SEO spam, redirects, and website

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How Malware Gets On Your Website

Almost since the Internet’s inception malware infections have kept pace to be the biggest nuisance a site owner experiences. With an ever growing amount of sites making up the World Wide Web, malware infections only become more common. In this article we’ll discuss what malware is, the various types we’ve come across, the methods used

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PHP Re-Infectors – The Malware that Keeps On Giving

We all know why bad actors infect sites: monetary gain, boosts in SEO ratings for their malware or spam campaigns and a number of other reasons explained in our post on hacker’s motivations. It defeats the purpose of the attack if the malware is easily and quickly removed. Attackers have developed some methods for protecting

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WooCommerce Credit Card Swiper Injected Into Random Plugin Files

It’s that time of year again! While website owners always need to be on guard, the holidays season is when online scams and credit card theft are most rampant. Administrators of ecommerce websites need to be extra vigilant as this case will demonstrate. This story starts much the same as many others that we discuss

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Is My Site Hacked? 4 Gut Checks

The consequences of a hacked site have wide-ranging financial repercussions that extend beyond the cost of cleaning the site. Drop-offs can be anticipated for new sales from prospects spooked by “not secure” url warning labels. The same downward turn can be expected for customer retention once the news of a hack shakes consumer confidence in

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What We’ve Learned About SSH Brute Force Attacks

The first time I encountered brute force attacks I was a hosting specialist who received calls from frustrated site owners that wanted to know who’d gained access to their server. Many of them didn’t understand the importance of a password’s character strength, or how frequent attacks on “root” are as a username, including myself at

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An Overview of Website Reinfection Vectors

The website security landscape is as complicated as it is treacherous. We often deal with clients who become reinfected over and over again. Once the attackers establish a foothold in an environment and recognize that a website is vulnerable, you can guarantee that they will be back to try to reinfect the website. Our website

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