Alec Sarner

All League Offensive Lineman – Center

Gootloader infection cleaned up

Dear blog owner and visitors,

This blog had been infected to serve up Gootloader malware to Google search victims, via a common tactic known as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) poisioning. Your blog was serving up 386 malicious pages. Your blogged served up malware to 114 visitors.

I tried my best to clean up the infection, but I would do the following:

  • Upgrade WordPress to the latest version (one way the attackers might have gained access to your server)
  • Upgrade all WordPress themes to the latest versions (another way the attackers might have gained access to your server)
  • Upgrade all WordPress plugins (another way the attackers might have gained access to your server), and remove any unnecessary plugins.
  • Verify all users are valid (in case the attackers left a backup account, to get back in)
  • Change all passwords (for WordPress accounts, FTP, SSH, database, etc.) and keys. This is probably how the attackers got in, as they are known to brute force weak passwords
  • Run antivirus scans on your server
  • Block these IPs (5.8.18.7 and 89.238.176.151), either in your firewall, .htaccess file, or in your /etc/hosts file, as these are the attackers command and control servers, which send malicious commands for your blog to execute
  • Check cronjobs (both server and WordPress), aka scheduled tasks. This is a common method that an attacker will use to get back in. If you are not sure, what this is, Google it
  • Consider wiping the server completly, as you do not know how deep the infection is. If you decide not to, I recommend installing some security plugins for WordPress, to try and scan for any remaining malicious files. Integrity Checker, WordPress Core Integrity Checker, Sucuri Security,
    and Wordfence Security, all do some level of detection, but not 100% guaranteed
  • Go through the process for Google to recrawl your site, to remove the malcious links (to see what malicious pages there were, Go to Google and search site:your_site.com agreement)
  • Check subdomains, to see if they were infected as well
  • Check file permissions

Gootloader (previously Gootkit) malware has been around since 2014, and is used to initally infect a system, and then sell that access off to other attackers, who then usually deploy additional malware, to include ransomware and banking trojans. By cleaning up your blog, it will make a dent in how they infect victims. PLEASE try to keep it up-to-date and secure, so this does not happen again.

Sincerly,

The Internet Janitor

Below are some links to research/further explaination on Gootloader:

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2021/03/01/gootloader-expands-its-payload-delivery-options/

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2021/08/12/gootloaders-mothership-controls-malicious-content/

https://www.richinfante.com/2020/04/12/reverse-engineering-dolly-wordpress-malware

https://blog.sucuri.net/2018/12/clever-seo-spam-injection.html

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February 27, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gootloader infection cleaned up

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Key Stats: 6’2″ | 260 lbs. | 5.25 40 | 3.85 GPA | Team Captain | email: alecsarner54@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by my site. I’m the senior offensive center and Team Captain for The Nevada Union Miners and we compete in the tough Sierra Foothill League in Northern California.

I was recently honored to be named to the Sierra Foothill (SFL) 1st Team All League Team as well as the Sacramento All Metro 2nd Team.  

Also, at the beginning of the season I was named to the Sacramento region 2011, All Star Football Team by The Sacramento Bee.

In addition, I was selected to represent the Sacramento Region in the Holiday Classic All Star Game and we played the East Bay All Stars in Danville California on December 23, 2011. See some of my highlights from this game here.

Here are some video highlights of me from some early 2011 season games.

In 2010, my Junior year, I was named an All League Honorable Mention and was awarded the NU Lineman of the Year as well. You can view some of my 2010 season videos here. Also – my latest video from the Cal Berkley Camp on June 19, is HERE.

Here I am in December 2010, with my Head Coach – Dave Humphers and Line Coach Raycer holding the Nevada Union Salcedo Lineman of the Year Award. I was very honored to have been selected.

On May 15, 2011, I was honored to be invited to attend the ESPN Rise – Nike Elite Football Camp at Stanford University. This camp was a special opportunity  to compete against some of  the top high school players in the country.

It was a great experience going head to head with the biggest and best and I was pleased with my performance.

ESPN Rise  Nike Elite Camp

ESPN Rise Nike Elite Camp Stanford University 5/15/11

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