Gecko Gully Web Sites Publishes New Blog Post on SoakSoak WordPress Malware

A large number of Wordpress sites have been hacked by the SoakSoak malware virus in the last few days. Here is what site owners need to know.

Gecko Gully Web Sites published their new blog post today about the SoakSoak WordPress Malware. This blog post reveals how to tell if a WordPress site is infected with the SoakSoak hack and steps to take to fix the SoakSoak Malware.

Gecko Gully Web Sites owner Christine F. Abela says many people struggle with really understanding how to detect and fix WordPress viruses and hacks. This blog post gives solid information that’s not usually shared openly in the Web Sites and Online Marketing industry.

SoakSoak appeared in mid December 2014.  At the time of writing (17 December) it has already infected over 100,000 WordPress sites.  It appears to be exploiting a vulnerability in RevSlider, and can infect not only the site where it gains entry, but also other sites on the same server.

To prevent getting this, Abela advises that it is ALWAYS a good idea to not only make sure all WordPress plugins are up to date, but also to remove any inactive plugins.  Also, install a good anti-hacking plugin like iThemes Security or the Sucuri plugin, configure it and check it frequently.

The blog post is at

A video showing more information about the problem is also available at

About Gecko Gully Web Sites

Gecko Gully Web Sites was founded in 2001 and serves the Web Sites and Online Marketing industry. It is known as a full-service online marketing and web site company.

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