The Yuzo Related Posts Plugin has been hacked! If you run a WordPress website and you have this plugin installed then you need to read this article. In fact, if you own any kind of WordPress website, then you need to be aware of this.
WordPress Websites Hacked With Yuzo Plugin
Our website and thousands of other WordPress websites have recently been hacked because of a vulnerability found within a very popular WordPress plugin, called “Yuzo Related Posts”.
The Yuzo Related Posts plugin is installed on thousands of WordPress websites, including ours at MMOZ! Recently it was sadly compromised, allowing hackers into thousands of websites.
If you use this plugin on any of your websites, you need to check them right away, because they will have been hacked!
What Is The Yuzo WordPress Plugin?
The Yuzo Related Posts plugin allows website owners to display related posts at the bottom of their website.
Due to a weakness within the plugin, hackers have been able to access every website with the plugin installed. And this hack may not be exclusive to Yuzo, there may well be others.
How Do You Know That You’ve Been Hacked?
If you have the Yuzo Related Posts Plugin installed on your website, then you will already have been hacked.
A small piece of code is added to your WordPress website causing every post and page that you have ever written to be redirected to spammy websites, pop-ups and malware sites.
WordPress.org had reports of this hack. You can read more about that here.
WordFence Also Reported This Hack:
Why We Removed The Yuzo Related Posts Plugin!
It would seem that thousands of website owners are currently having all of their website traffic diverted away from their site and sent to wherever the hackers want it to go. If you have the Yuzo plugin installed, then your website visitors could be redirected to a website that looks like this…
This is just an example. Your website might redirect to a completely different site. Thanks to a vulnerability within the Yuzo related posts plugin, your visitors could be redirected anywhere. And this problem doesn’t just affect the home page. The hack affects every page and post within your site.
Thankfully the solution to getting rid of the hack is pretty simple…
Thanks To Wealthy Affiliate Site Support
Wealthy Affiliate is home to thousands of WordPress websites, many of which will have been affected by the Yuzo hack.
Thankfully the Site Support Team at Wealthy Affiliate were quick to offer a solution to this problem.
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How To Rectify The Yuzo Hack
We contacted Site Support and they gave the following advice:
If you have the Yuzo plugin installed and you are currently experiencing issues with your site redirecting, then the first thing that you should do is disable the plugin.
Simply go to your WordPress dashboard and deactivate the Yuzo plugin.
Next, you need to delete your browser history, cache and temporary internet files.
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