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Pharma Google Hijack Hack

Posted: August 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blog business | 4 Comments »

I’ve been hacked again. When you search for “tiara org” or “tiara blog” on Google, and click on the tiara.org/blog result, you get directed to a lovely site pharmacy.multifind24.com, full of spammy spam spam.

Fixing this has been.. frustrating. I have a totally updated WP install. I have fresh passwords on everything. I installed the Ultimate Security Checker plugin (which is pretty great) and followed all the steps (I now get an A). I get a perfect score on the Sucuri security scan. I went through this post about the pharma hack and this post about the pharma hack and followed all the steps (none of the compromised files were in there).

So.. now I am a bit stuck. I searched for pharmacy.multifind.24 with hack, wordpress, hijack, and didn’t find anything.

I will update this post if I figure anything out.


4 Comments on “Pharma Google Hijack Hack”

  1. 1 Joe Crawford said at 9:23 am on August 25th, 2011:

    I suspect it’s somewhere in your database (part of your first link). It’s looking to see a referral from Google and then redirecting visitors to that spam. Very, very nasty.

    I am a WordPress theme and plugin developer. If you’re interested I can try and take a look and see if there’s something I can do.

  2. 2 oz said at 10:41 am on August 29th, 2011:

    we are not sure where the redirect is happening. a friend thought it may actually be dreamhost.com that is hacked, so i forwarded a copy of the message to abuse@dreamhost.com. hope it helps.

  3. 3 Jaya Gibson said at 3:01 pm on October 14th, 2011:

    Hi there,

    

Just following up from my recent email about your RSS feed being published to Before It’s News. 

I’m the Science & Technology editor at Before It’s News.

    Our site is a People Powered news platform with over 2,000,000 visits a month and growing fast. 



    We would be honored if we could republish your blog RSS feed in our Science & Technology category.
    Our readers need to read what your blog has to say.

    Syndicating to Before It’s News is a terrific way spread the word and grow your audience. Many other organizations are using Before It’s News to do just that. We can have your feed up and running in 24 hours. I just need you to reply with your permission to do so. Please include the full name and email of the person who will assigned be to the account, and let me know the name you want on the account (most people have their name or their blog name).

    

You can also have any text and/or links you wish appended to the end or prepended to the beginning of each of your posts on Before It’s News. Just email me the text and links that you want at the beginning and/or ending of each post. If you know html you can send me that. If not, just send me the text and a link to your site. It should be around 200 characters or less (not including links).

    You can, if you like, create a custom feed for Before It’s News that includes multiple links back to your blog or web site. We only require that RSS feeds include full stories, not partial stories. We don’t censor or edit work. 



    Thank you, 



    Jaya

    Jaya Gibson
    Editor, Before It’s News
    http://www.beforeitsnews.com

  4. 4 ryanlane said at 10:42 pm on March 15th, 2012:

    Fixed for now!


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