Greens hacked again

johnboy 21 December 2010 4

You need to looks at the page source code to see it, but the ACT Greens website has again been hacked by what looks like search engine optimisers.

Best of luck cleaning it up and closing the hole guys.

At least this time it appears to be nothing to do with the adult industry.


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PM PM 1:19 pm 22 Dec 10

pmcneil said:

“It would be nice if you guys could ping us at website@act.greens.org.au if you spot a problem instead of waiting for someone to notice this article and email me a few days later.”

You have so many young supporters out there anyways, don’t you? Young people are hip and web-savvy. I’m sure they read your actual policies on the website all the time, so don’t worry, you’ll find out.

Kuku Kuku 10:43 am 22 Dec 10

Did anyone check where Alistair was?

pmcneil pmcneil 7:23 pm 21 Dec 10

@Skidbladnir the site is not “ridddled” with parasitic SEO – there were inserted links after the html on the main index/template – simple but effective. I have removed them, and put some measures in place to stop a recurrence. The plastic bags site was de-commissioned but unfortunately was available after our host moved the server/service. So the plastic bags site was full of spam, sorry about that.

The act greens are in the process of creating a new site that will be hosted elsewhere, that should resolve some of the problems we’ve been having.

It would be nice if you guys could ping us at website@act.greens.org.au if you spot a problem instead of waiting for someone to notice this article and email me a few days later.

Cheers
Peter (webmaster act.greens.org.au)

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:24 pm 21 Dec 10

Their main site is riddled with parasitic SEO, but their plastic bags consultation forum is also filled with nothing but spammers successfully pulling pagerank, since the Greens don’t use
rel = "nofollow" on outbound links.
(Only 5 posts related to plastic bags from three users, 1650 posts being abused for SEO, so less than 0.5% of posts are related to the purpose it was intended for, but nobody seems to have noticed.)

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