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website is redirecting to scam

Posted December 4, 2020 635 views
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I haven’t accessed my website for the last 4 months and now when I tried to access my website wp-admin it is redirecting to something scam
my website is https://todofitt.com and it is redirecting to (https://dock.lovegreenpencils.ga/det.php?mid=41455&sid=7&yuid=22516&/wp-login.php) please help me with this issue is my website hacked? I cannot access the WordPress backend ho to deal with this issue

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Hi @todofitt,

Yes, it seems like your website is hacked. Most probably an exploit of your website was found either via an outdated plugin, theme or the WordPress version itself.

What I can recommend is to restore from a backup where you were able to enter your backend without a problem and take it from there. This doesn’t mean you’ll need to leave it like that as it most probably going to be hacked again if no steps are taken to prevent this.

If you don’t have a backup, in situations like these, I usually recommend people to contact a security specialist or firm to help them secure their website and remove all malicious content.

As for the Droplet, if you believe it has been accessed by a third party, then I’ll recommend creating a new one, cleaning your websites, and then migrating them over to the new droplet.

Regards,
KFSys