Tag Archives: google

Malicious Subdirectories Strike Again

In a previous post, we illustrated how attackers were fetching information from compromised sites under their control to display spam content on other hacked websites. By adding malicious files into a directory and using the victim’s database structure, attackers were able to inject ads and promote their products. This time, attackers used a similar technique More Info »

Introducing Accelerated Mobile Links: Making the Mobile Web App-Quick

In 2017, we’ve predicted that more than half of the traffic to Cloudflare’s network will come from mobile devices. Even if they are formatted to be displayed on a small screen, the mobile web is built on traditional web protocols and technologies that were designed for desktop CPUs, network connections, and displays. As a result, More Info »

Injection of Unwanted Google AdSense Ads

During the last couple of years, it has become quite prevalent for hackers to monetize compromised sites by injecting unwanted ads. They can be pop-up ads triggered when a visitor spends a certain amount of time on an infected page, or automatic redirection of mobile traffic to URLs that belong to ad networks. It’s not More Info »

Finding Conditional SEO Spam in Drupal

Nobody likes spam. It’s never fun (unless you’re watching Monty Python). For us it comes with the territory; removing SEO spam has been at the core of what we deal with since our inception, giving us some pretty good insights into the various strategies black hats employ.  From time to time however, we find ourselvesRead More Info »

Cloned Websites Stealing Google Rankings

We often speak of black hat SEO tactics and content scraping sites are just one example of such tactics. Scraping is the act of copying all content from a website using automated scripts, usually with the intention of stealing content or completely cloning the victim’s site. Lately we have been seeing quite a high numberRead More Info »