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How to solve “Reported Attack Site!”?
What is “Reported Attack Site”?
There are two main reasons as to how your website can be compromised:
- The computer you are using to upload files to your website has malware/spyware which keylogs your FTP username & password.
- Your web application has security vulnerabilities in its code which allows attacker to access & modify your page to insert their malware.
How to deal with “Reported Attack Page”
If you are using common web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc. You should update your web application to the latest version and update the plugins as well. Google has a list of basic security measures that webmasters should perform to prevent malware infection.
Below is a list of useful resources on how to cleanup & harden your web applications from attacks.
After cleaning up your website, you will need to submit a website review request to Google Webmaster. Once Google has verified that your website is clean, the “Reported Attack Page!” warning will be removed.
- Download the latest version of WordPress
- FAQ My site was hacked: WordPress recommendations on fixing an infected installation
- WordPress user forum thread on malware (for self-hosted WordPress blogs)
- Hardening WordPress: Security recommendations for preventing malware infections
- How to keep WordPress secure
- Did your WordPress site get hacked? Excellent article from Donncha O Caoimh.
- How to completely clean your hacked WordPress installation Blog post from Smackdown
- Joomla! Security Checklist
- Vulnerable Joomla! extensions list
- Joomla! vulnerability news (RSS)
- Joomla! Site Recovery FAQ
- Download the latest version of Joomla!
Here are some resources for cleaning up a Drupal site.
- Drupal security advisories
- Download the latest version of Drupal.
- User forum at Drupal.org: An excellent source of information from other webmasters.
- Drupal installation guide
- Drupal Hosters A list of organizations providing Drupal-ready hosting services.
- Drupal input formats and filters
- Hackproof your Drupal app: A very useful presentation.