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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 294 malicious pages. Your blogged served up malware to 76 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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Are you a woman who is having difficulty recovering from trauma? Are you tired of your past experiences affecting your present life and relationships? Are you searching for inner peace and are you interested in healing?

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Laurie at the Labyrinth

Laurie at the Labyrinth

Sacred Garden's Labyrinth

Sacred Garden's Labyrinth

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Maui Flower

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Jacaranda tree

Close Encounter with a Dolphin

Close Encounter with a Dolphin


Together we will face challenges, master skills, and regain our strength. Our week will focus on self-care and include: relaxation, stretching, pampering, visualization, journaling, support-group, self-esteem building, Girl’s Night!, empowerment, and personal growth. Adventures include: a Labyrinth walk, snorkeling with Turtles, a traditional Hawaiian Luau, an Adventure to Hana, Swimming in the 7 Sacred Pools, Maui Ocean Center, Rejuvenating at the Lavender Garden, a Sunset Dinner Cruise, Whale watching, and culminates in a Zipline Adventure (as seen on “Oprah”) in which we will LET GO OF OUR TRAUMA and RECLAIM OUR POWER!

To get more information on the next retreat or to sign up now to reserve one of only six spaces, contact Laurie Monroe MSW, LCSW at: (707) 832-8515 or Laurie@healingtheinnergoddess.com

Laurie Monroe MSW, LCSW has been working with women and families for over a decade. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Humboldt State University, a Master’s of Social Work with an emphasis in Child and Family Services from Sacramento State University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Laurie is a psychotherapist in private practice at Coast Counseling in Eureka, California.

Her theoretical orientation is eclectic, holistic, feminist, solution-focused, strength-based and centered on the family therapy model. Laurie believes that her role as a therapist is to assist others to increase awareness of their own power to heal, sustain, and grow in response to life challenges.

Areas of specialty include: sexual abuse/assault, child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, grief and loss, divorce, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and alcohol/chemical dependency.

Besides her personal experiences as a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, Laurie’s employment history includes: 7 years at the Humboldt County CWS Children’s Shelter, 6 years at Catholic Charities Counseling Agency, 2 years at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Humboldt, 2 years at Redwood Coast Regional Center (working with people who have Developmental Disabilities), and 2 years at Humboldt Women for Shelter (now Humboldt Domestic Violence Services).

It has been her personal experience and professional observation that the need for inner healing is often of critical importance in maintaining sobriety, health, and happiness. Laurie has over 25 years of sobriety and credits her inner work as critical for maintaining it.

Healing the Inner Goddess is an all inclusive retreat that offers a unique opportunity for women to move beyond healing from trauma. Many women who have experienced trauma spend their entire lives burdened by symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Their personal relationships suffer and they have diminished capacity for happiness. Many women self-medicate and end up with alcohol and/or chemical dependency issues. Residential and out-patient substance abuse treatment programs, 12-step groups and psychotherapy offer support and structure in which sobriety may be obtained. Many women are able to reach this important milestone, yet continue to feel burdened by past trauma, which may make maintaining their clean and sober for life. Healing the Inner Goddess Retreat is a wonderful opportunity for the woman who has obtained a state of sobriety and is ready for Recovery Treatment Aftercare. This inner healing retreat, led by Laurie Monroe, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, provides a rare opportunity to LET GO OF THE TRAUMA and RECLAIM OUR POWER!

Healing the Inner Goddess is a Clean and Sober Retreat. All women with a history of trauma and a desire for healing are invited to sign up for the Healing the Inner Goddess Retreat. Women for whom alcohol and/or chemical dependency has been an issue in the past year may be required to submit evidence of graduation from a licensed treatment program. Contact Laurie Monroe MSW, LCSW at Laurie@healingtheinnergoddess.com for further information or sign up at healingtheinnergoddess.com.

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