Not the FFD: Hackers suck

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I’m sure many of you have noticed over the last few days – particularly if you’ve been using Google Chrome – that many trying to access this site have been hit in the face with a red screen declaring that the site is unsafe to visit.

Unfortunately, it’s partially true. The site got nailed by an iframe and js exploit that’s targeted many large WordPress based sites. While it won’t steal your info or log your data, the exploit may feed you rubbish adverts for services you never thought you wanted or needed – stuff like dating nonsense, penis pills and menopause medication.

If you’re interested, you can read all the details about it here.

Those of you who’ve soldiered on and visited despite the warnings? You rule!

You know who doesn’t rule? The jerks and hackers who keep targeting awesome sites like this one. We have the team at Sucuri doing all they can to clear this infection, and stop any others like it from happening in the future.

Last Updated: February 5, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Bliksems…

  • Mistake Not…

    Yes. Those penis pills are definitely because of the hackers. Definitely the first time I’ve seen those ads. Yes, definitely.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/iHe7mA9M9SsyQ/giphy.gif

    • Hammersteyn

      LOL Exactly

    • Sageville

      So, this explains why everyone else was up in arms while I didn’t notice any changes….

      • Hammersteyn

        The stuff you search isn’t quite legal here yet?

        • Sageville

          Legal shmeagal..

          • Hammersteyn

            hehe

    • hairyknees

      Bwahahaha

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      Thanks dude, you made me lol

      Considering the crappy day I’m having, that is quite the achievement

      • But it’s Xcom 2 day :

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          I know.

          And I’m stuck at the office, instead of being on leave

          • Make a run for it and pull the fire alarm while making Zoidberg Woop Woop noises

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            I can neither confirm nor deny whether this works.

          • I can confirm 50%, the rest is a grey area…I did not get far

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Walking sideways is really something you need to practice before attempting.

      • Mistake Not…

        Anytime

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      I had menopause adds yesterday. wtf

      • Hammersteyn

        It’s for when your hormones ‘drops’

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Oh
          Touché
          LOL

      • 0_O

  • Hammersteyn

    So that’s why I see adds for penis enlargements, not that I Google that sort of thing

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh those adorable scamps, making the internet more secure by going out of their way to destroy everything they can. They’re the freedom fighters we need!

    • Hammersteyn
      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        If it wasn’t for those guys, you’d never be able to use Xbox Live or PS+ because bad hackers would be taking it down because of their poor security!

        • Because because!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Shut your face plate!

          • Teheheheh

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          These hackers must be pc gamers, because you know ALL pc gamers are hackers and pirating thieves!

          • Mark Treloar

            Only because hacking is not compatible with consoles.

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        This is oddly mesmerizing

  • hairyknees

    FILTH

    • Hammersteyn

      So wash your hair!

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        He doesn’t wash it, he irrigates it.

        • Hammersteyn

          Hahahah

        • hairyknees

          LOL xD

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Where?! Er… I mean… bad. FILTH BAD!

  • Generic ZA

    Damn hackers got through a backdoor in my wardrobe too … changed all the messages originally printed on my t-shirts.

  • Ryanza
    • Commander Admiral Chief

      Back when she was still hot

      • Jan Prins

        Yeah. Last pic I saw of her she was World Hunger personified.

        • HairyEwok

          1st world problems… looking like a 3rd world hungered person driving a Lamborghini with a little puppy called crystal?

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      That’s a funny looking dude.

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    Firefox so far seems to have been without problems for me.
    You can’t get rid of us that easily!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Only because fox hunting isn’t legal here.

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        What does the fox say?

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Doesn’t matter, Chrome can’t hear it anyway 😀

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Yes, it is deaf to inferior noises

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          XBOX ONEE IOS THE BESTEST11!1!!!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            XD

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Man, I miss it when NanaJim trolled as him

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            These days all Banana Jim trolls with is trying to convince us he’s human.

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Lol yeah

          • Hammersteyn

            Hahahaha

      • miaau

        Is that not because there are no foxes here?

  • They can get in the sea.

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      Blouberg sea. That’s some cold water

      • Hammersteyn

        Try Langebaan, I almost froze into Captain America

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          I’ve only been into the lagoon at Langebaan, and that wasn’t deathly. Blouberg and Kleinmond…that’s not even cold…that’s just pain

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            I’ve been in the ocean at Kleinmond, it certainly lives up to it’s name

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Been there, done that. Melkbos. That separates the men from what makes them men.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Yes. Add Melkbos to the list.

          • HvR

            Bah try taking out white mussels in the surf Big Bay middle of June only in shorts

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You say that like there’s other clothes besides shorts to wear in the ocean.

          • HvR

            These days since I’m not as poor I prefer to go in my 5mm wetsuit to able to stay in the water longer than 1 hour.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      But the sea is rising thanks to climate change and… OMG… they did it, they really did it – THEY HACKED THE PLANET!

  • Jac7

    Hoerkinders

  • Hargrim

    I’m on Chrome and I have seen no such warning, site has been working fine

  • Stop using wordpress! Joomla does the same thing just better. Similar to how Firefox is better than Chrome.

    Let the FFD begin! 😛

    • #Triggered

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      How is XCOM2?

      Saw you start it up early today, and nearly cursed you for having time to play

      • Actually I am a zombie at work because I started at 1pm after getting in bed at 12 cause I was too exited.

        Apparently the zones are all random just like the mercs. My first merc was a South African and the country I had to go help out first was South Africa. Hell my first mission was in Pretoria (Place looks way better after the aliens took over mind you. 😛 ). So my patriotism made me play till I had to go to work.

        Game is brutal and a bit heavy handed on the timed missions but it is amazing.

        • Jan Prins

          This sounds like… something I have to at least give a try…

        • HvR

          LOL, they should have made it Xcom1 that depending on the region certain civilians fight back.

        • HairyEwok

          That would be pretty amazing if they start you out in your own country with your own nationality mercs…. Example: the US get their shitty country and people and the Brits their own and we our own, and as you progress and get larger you can get mercs from other countries due to your influence.

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      Woo!

  • Lardus-For the Emperor!

    Eish wena! Dit suig bees ballas!

  • Pariah

    Yup. I just click past it. Screw those guys.