Beware, your website may have been hacked by Russian hackers.

Last Update: February 11, 2017

I am so lucky, yesterday I went back to my computer and read some feedback for one of my websites, the very wonderful gentleman told me that it might be a good idea for me to add a featured image to all of my posts on my website. This morning, after chores and the rest was done, I sat down to do my featured images and found a load of weird links that had nothing to do with me, so I asked a question, then I got onto site support, then my husband, who was as always on his computer, shouted me over to read this bit of news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38930428.

So everyone who reads this, please do not click on the links, it may be malware or a virus.

Otherwise, have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are and take care of yourselves.

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Ivine Premium
Hi Steph, thanks for the info. Irv.
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vanbot Premium
You are welcome Irvine, but from what Loes says, if we are https rather than http we should be alright. also, Craig/Labman tells us we should be sure to update to the new Wordpress. Enjoy your weekend.:-))Steph
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jtaienao Premium
Thanks Steph. For the heads up.
Jerome
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vanbot Premium
You are very welcome Jerome, we need to stick together against these problems. Have a good weekend my friend.:-))Steph
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Loes Premium
I read your question about this issue, I couldn't come up with an answer. Are you able to remove those links Steph?
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vanbot Premium
Yes, Loes, that is exactly what I am going to do as soon as site support have got back to me. They wanted definite page addresses so that they could examine the problem, so I am not doing anything till they tell me. According to the BBC, in the last 48 hrs 800,000 sites have been hit. Busy little hackers. Thanks for the comment, take care and have a wonderful Sunday.:-))Steph
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Loes Premium
I will randomly look through my website too, I hope support comes up with some good news for you, e.g. we have removed the malware :)))

Btw: is your website https or http?
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vanbot Premium
We can but hope that they are able to remove the malware, my website is http, is https a new secure thing I haven't seen as yet.?
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Loes Premium
Yes, when you have an owned domain name you can shift over to https - secured site
Here is the announcement of Carson When you are going to take this step, know it will take a lot more time than just hit that button.
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vanbot Premium
Thank you Loes, hopefully, this will sort out those nasty little hackers out. I am just trying to be patient with site support at the moment. I am not the most patient of people, I really do just want to remove those links. Hope you don't find any, and thanks for the reading material.:-))Steph

Just started reading this, thank you Loes for giving this to me, I will get on with this as soon as I can, very important, we are so lucky to be here.-Steph
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Elijah1916 Premium
Poor you, take care next time.
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vanbot Premium
Thank you for your kind thoughts Lanu:-))Steph
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halinphilly Premium
Oh those pesky hackers. I have a feeling it's time to learn to speak a little Russian and Chinese, anyway. The world is just one big happy global community :-)
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vanbot Premium
Exactly, Hal, we all have our own little number of criminals in each and every country, I was just repeating what the BBC had said in their article. I also just wanted people to be aware, we don't want to upset our public with other peoples malware.:-))Steph
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