Malware & SEO hacking hits UK government, schools & universities
Hacking websites to insert malware and links to other websites isn’t a new practice but thanks to the negligent actions of many schools, universities and government departments it’s becoming more widespread.
Websites using outdated software are full of gaping holes which, once found, can be exploited across dozens of different sites. The latest study finds that hundreds of school, government and university sites have been affected with schools blindly linking to viagra sites from their homepages.
How to see the hacked pages
You can see some of the hundreds of sites by performing the following search queries similar to the ones below on Google.
The hackers quite often make the text invisible on the page so you may need to click on the â€œCachedâ€ link offered in the Google results and then the â€œText-only versionâ€ of the cached page. An example isÂ here.
Thanks Ritchie from Online Backup Technology for the tip.
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