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URL to the page in question: http://diversecitymunich.com
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    Steven Morus
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    Somehow an unauthorized link titled “viagra jelly” has been injected into the site header for http://www.diversecitymunich.com. A snippet from the source code is pasted below. Obviously, this is an embarrasing addition to a site for a churh planting effort in Germany. Can you provide any insight as to how to eliminate this intrusion?

    The site is backed up on daily basis at the hosting company, iPage. But I’m not certain whether to edit out the problem directly or to restore the WP code or the database or both. Your wisdom about what approach to take is greatly appreciated.
    -Steve Morus (administrator for Kyle Tromanhauser)
    805 202-6320
    stevemorus@hotmail.com

    <div class=”wrap clearfix”>
    <header class=”primary clearfix”>

    <div id=”text-logo”><h1>Diverse City Munich</h1> viagra jelly </div>
    <div id=”tagline”>
    <h2>Bringing Christ to the Global Citizen Community</h2>
    </div>

    #27163

    Bill Robbins
    Moderator

    That’s not a good thing at all. If you have a backup of the entire site, I would roll back to a backup before the hack took place. That way you’ll have the infection removed. That will also be much less expensive then hiring a company to clean out the hack.

    After that I would change all your passwords and possibly create a new admin account (and deleting the old one). There are quite a few security plugins for WordPress out there. You might consider one of the two factor authentication ones which will require you to get a text message from your cell phone to log in. It’s a bit less convenient, but much more secure.

    Let me know if I can help,
    Bill

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