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Red Hen website suffers SEO spam compromise


If you’re thinking about checking out the website owned by the restaurant that asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave the premises, you might want to hold off. There’s some site compromise action afoot.

Although the homepage appears to be acting in a perfectly normal manner, turning off scripts so you can see what’s happening under the hood provides a rather stark visual discrepancy.

Visiting as normal:

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Visiting with scripts turned off:

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Why yes, that’s a collection of Viagra spam text injected into the website with the aim of giving a search engine boost to the sites linked. What you’re seeing here is the otherwise “hidden” code leaking through onto the page; it actually resides in the HTML source like so:

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The sites hoping to get a search engine boost from the compromised restaurant page are pushing pharmaceuticals. Here’s the first example, a shopping portal for Generic Viagra:

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