- 23rd May, 2022
The Result of The Injections
What ends up happening with these injections is they redirect to a list of other sites, ultimately leading up to the last site in the redirection list. This site typically has a series of ads, malicious content or is a scam page. Some people will not see these redirects or even be aware of what is happening. The effects it can have on their machine can be minimal, however there is no telling what information these pages could get from an unsuspecting user.
Detecting Whether Your Site Has Been Affected
The great news is that it is a fairly straight forward process to work out whether your website is infected or not. The first way, you can do the test yourself by visiting Sucuri’s SiteCheck tool. The second is to get one of our WordPress developers to check over your site. If your site has been infected, the process required to fix the issue is straight forward and can often be cleaned up within an hour or so. If you have a backup of your website that is clean then that is by far the quickest way. However, either way you will need to have your plugins, themes and WordPress core updated to the latest versions.
How Long Has This Particular Hack Been Happening?
I Believe My Site is Infected, What Can I Do?
As we mentioned earlier, you can try testing your site with Sucuri’s SiteCheck tool. Alternatively one of our team members can help by doing a scan of your site to see if it is infected. If either method does detect occurances of the injection in your website, the good news is that it can be cleaned up. After the site has been cleaned up, and certainly as a part of the process. We would recommend from an ongoing standpoint, and certainly as a part of the clean up process… To update the website plugins, theme and WordPress core where possible and needed.
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