In the past week alone we've had two clients reach us about their site being hacked.

The hack injected numerous "Buy Viagra" links into their websites right below the tag. The hack only displays for User Agent Googlebot, that means if you are using Fiirefox or Internet Explorer you will not see these links when viewing the source code, only Chrome.

Upon further investigation, comparing site and original Joomla 1.5.x source code we've located the file to be located in:


If you're file is over 30KB in size, you are infected. Another way to find out if you are infected is to search Google for your website name as well the word Viagra, if you find results, you are infected.

January 2013 Update

I have seem more cases of /libraries/joomla/session/session.php being hacked as well with an include file from the tmp directory.

Your next action:

Upgrade to Joomla 2.5/3.x immediately.

Short term solution:

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