A website malicious redirect is without doubt one of the most popular hack techniques so far this year. Here at OneHourSiteFix, we see this technique used so often with new sites coming to us, that we thought we would write up a blog post to help you understand how hackers could use this method on your website, how it works, and importantly how to fix it.
Possibly you have seen or gone through that situation where clicking on some part of your website takes you to an undesirable spot on the internet, such as a pharmaceutical or an adult content site. Apart from these classic redirects, you might also have happened to see the often-confused redirect “SEO spam” in which an attempt by a client to access your website through a search engine, resulted in the client unwittingly visiting a shady website or downloading malware onto their computer.
Apart from these scenarios, there are other types of redirects worth observing such as redirects that only target certain visitors based on their location – Yes that’s right, hackers can also tailor the activation of malware on your site by the geographical location of the visitor.