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Fake anchor tags

how does a site get spammed in this way?

     
8:51 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a friend who operates a website devoted to his book. He's discovered that someone has somehow planted fake pornograhpic anchor tags on his pgs.

Can someone tell me how this might've been done & how he can fix the problem. Has someone gotten access to his server? Is the host at fault?

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9:13 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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1) Change the passwords to the hosting account
2) Change the passwords to FTP access and audit all FTP accounts

Notify your host that the site has been compromised, too, if they got access to the main systems where the site is hosted then their security needs to be upgraded, too.

4:00 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That happened to a site I did for a company a few years ago. The owner called and wanted to know why there were links to other sites in the page text on her site.

Turns out the owner of the small hosting company was selling text links on the sites he hosted.