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Found Malware From Theme uploaded by "InnovativeSeo"

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by deal with it, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. deal with it

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    My site got hacked and was redirecting all urls typed directly into address to some malware website, the hosting technical support confirmed that its due to the malicious content in themeforest theme.

    Message :

    We have removed the hacked contents from your site.
    The issue was with your theme "themeforest" header file contained malicious contents.
    You have to upgrade the plugins, theme, and reset all password for avoiding the hacking in future.


    I made this thread coz so many people have used these themes.

    Better buy a Theme.
     
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    Hey man thanks for PSA.. crazy.. im removing mine right now.
     
  3. Automation247

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    Mate, when you're running a business is better to invest some money in themes, plugins..etc a situation like this can cost you more $$$

    P.S. Also you need to value the time spent by the developer to create/update his work. Pay him for his work.
     
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    NEVER USE PIRATED THEMES. Even if they are "safe", you they are probably dropping cookies/ads or something that doesn't do 'direct' damage, but can be an inconvenience or slow down the site.
     
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    It's sad that people feel the need to inject malicious code into themes.

    VT scans don't always pick up some of these, so take Virus Total results on face value as they're showing the results for scanning the file not the application, plug-in or theme as such.

    Best advice is avoid these shares, save some money and buy the genuine product.
     
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    What can you expect more from pirated themes?
     
  9. I know SEO

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    Can you tell me what theme it was please?

    Are you sure it was uploaded with malware or could it have been hacked because you didn't update it?
     
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    Yeah. Wish I'd made him wear a condom now.
     
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    He maybe didnt even know that the themes are bugged if he copy-pasted them from somewhere..

    99% of the cracked/nulled wordpress themes are backdoored. Avoid wplocker and similar sites when looking for a theme...Even if nothing is going on for a while they could always be activated and do damage later on.

    50-60$ is nothing for a theme from which you can make various websites is not much investment for anyone who wants to avoid headaches.
     
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  12. deal with it

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    i forgot from where i got that. it was not on the main op it was shared somewhere in the thread, the theme was Newspaper 6

    google operators are also not working fine for me to find the actual post. i dont remember the keywords
     
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