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So far on #NoHacked, we have shared some tips on detection and prevention. Now that you are able to detect hack attack, we would like to introduce some common hacking techniques and guides on how to fix them!
- Fixing the Cloaked Keywords and Links Hack
- Fixing the Gibberish Hack
- Fixing the Japanese Keywords Hack
Lastly, after you clean your site and fix the problem, make sure to file for a reconsideration request to have our teams review your site.
If you have any questions, post your questions on our Webmaster Help Forums!
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- Top ways websites get hacked by spammers:
Understanding how your site was compromised is an important part of protecting your site from attacks, here sometop ways that sites get compromised by spammers.
- Be mindful of your sources! Be very careful of a free premium theme/plugin!
You probably have heard about free premium plugins! If you've ever stumbled upon a site offering you plugins you normally have to purchase for free, be very careful. Many hackers lure you in by copying a popular plugin and then add backdoors or malware that will allow them to access your site. Read more about a similar case on the Sucuri blog. Additionally, even legit good quality plugins and themes can become dangerous if :
- you do not update them as soon as a new version becomes available
- the developer of said theme or plugin does not update them, and they become old over time
- Botnet in wordpress botnetis a cluster of machines, devices, or websites under the control of a third party often used to commit malicious acts, such as operating spam campaigns, clickbots, or DDoS. It's difficult to detect if your site has been infected by a botnet because there are often no specific changes to your site. However, your site's reputation, resources, and data are at risk if your site is in a botnet. Learn more about botnets, how to detect them, and how they can affect your site at Botnet in wordpress and joomla article.
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