24 October, 2013 — Development

PHP.net Flagged “Contains Malware” UPDATED

Tried to access php.net today? You might be surprised when you try to and receive the following message.

The Website Ahead Contains Malware!

It would appear that php.net has been flagged as a website that contains malware. Its unclear yet as to if php.net was hacked or this was a mistake?

A message displayed when trying to access php.net via Google states the following:

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 1613 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 4 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-10-24, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2013-10-23.

Malicious software includes 4 trojan(s).

Malicious software is hosted on 4 domain(s), including cobbcountybankruptcylawyer.com/stephaniemari.com/northgadui.com/.

3 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including stephaniemari.com/,northgadui.com/satnavreviewed.co.uk/.

This site was hosted on 79 network(s) including AS36752 (YAHOO-SP1)AS23148 (TERREMARK)AS36444 (NEXCESS-NET).

We will have to see if PHP.net manage to get this issue sorted, in the meantime try using W3 School

 UPDATE: Please see this topic on Google’s forum.