The Japanese keyword hack is a dreaded malware infection wherein hackers inject spammy Japanese words into your website pages. The keywords are injected into the title and description of the web pages, so as to hijack the search engine rankings.
This particular type of Blackhat SEO technique hijacks Google search results by displaying Japanese words in the title and description of the infected pages. Often different web pages are shown to search engines and normal visitors. This hacking is commonly known as the “Japanese Keyword Hack“, “Japanese Search Spam” or the “Japanese SEO Spam”.
Here’s a look at the infected pages as appeared on Google Search engine. It is reported that more than 260 pages of the website are being infected with the malware.
A quick scan on Sucuri Website, a popular website security service, also confirms that the website is indeed infected with malware ‘Japanese SEO Spam’
In August last year, YellowChain, an E-Commerce platform by INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF NAGALAND was also infected by malware which ends up redirecting the visitors to spammy links and unwanted pop-up ads.
Both Manipur Govt Website and YellowChain are build using WordPress CMS, which is the world’s most popular CMS. It is reported that more than 40% of all the websites in the world are built using WordPress. As such WordPress websites are more prone to hacking and malware attacks.
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