Is This Website Hacked?

BrittanyMBrittanyM Curl VirtuosoPosts: 1,218Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
edited October 2018 in Curly Teens
Why does this website sometimes redirect to a phishing website? It claims I won a free Amazon gift card (yeah, not buying that). It was doing it constantly on Tuesday. It appears to be doing it today on certain threads. It’s not my device since it doesn’t happen on other websites. Any ideas, @Gretchen? Am I the only one experiencing this, everyone?
also not sure why this is showing up in Curly teens.


  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Curl Virtuoso Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I have not had that issue. But I only use my work and home laptops and not my phone, if that makes a difference. 
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    OH no!! I haven't experienced that, but I will absolutely share with the team. What device/browser were you on? 

    Gretchen co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Curl Virtuoso Posts: 1,218Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I was on an iPad. If you haven't heard anything, then maybe it's my device. Perhaps one of the ads was bugged and I was accidentally hitting it (from Google on the side not the banner ads)?
    I do know Tuesday it was doing it on every forum and page and even the main article page was doing it. It was just redirecting to this website that was like or something like that since I don't remember the numbers. It was cleared up by Wednesday morning, but today on two threads, it redirected again. I'll do some investigating on my device; it just hasn't done it on any other website.
    PS. Feel free to delete this thread if you wish. It is and has never been my intention to give this website bad press. I was just wondering if it was everyone and if so, you guys knew about it.
  • cnic216cnic216 Curl Connoisseur Posts: 157Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Same thing just happened to me. It re-directed to me to some kind of microsoft site and told me I'd won $1,000 in Microsoft products and to click OK to claim my prize. I'm using Google Chrome. 
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Curl Virtuoso Posts: 1,218Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Oh sounds the same. It said i won like an amazon card. Other people have reported porn in some sections of the site. Im wondering if its all related.
  • curlyhairedcodercurlyhairedcoder Curl Neophyte Posts: 5Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I have been having the same issue with the Amazon card thing. 
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Curl Virtuoso Posts: 1,984Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Run a virus check.  It's not happening to me. 
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Yeah, I do wonder if it's a virus on your device. I have alerted the team, however. 

    Gretchen co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Curl Virtuoso Posts: 1,218Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    So my other tablet just redirected while i was reading curly costumes article on the main site. This tablet has anti virus software and the iPad i was on before was work which is never used for anything but work and getting on here occassionally.
    it also just redirected as I was typing this. It went to spreedlp dot com with some sort of survey and knew my location because it said congratulations city where I live android user!
    i suspect there is a script embedded somewhere on the site that redirects under certain conditions. It doesn’t seem to give a virus if you are redirected but is most definitely a phishing site.
  • cnic216cnic216 Curl Connoisseur Posts: 157Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    I haven't had an issue since I commented, but I have virus protection on all my devices and the only site I've had a problem with is this site. 
  • Therese1Therese1 Curl Virtuoso Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I haven't had any issues. I use a desktop Mac with Safari.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • wowohwowwowohwow Curl Novice Posts: 449Registered Users Curl Novice
    Still happening to me on iPhone safari and google chrome
    3a/C/iii; mod-CG since 07/14/08 :love2:
    Shampoo: Whole Foods 365 Citrus Grapefruit shampoo (same results as Deva Low Poo but a tenth of the price!)
    Condish: Deva One Condition
    Styling: Deva AnGel, then SOTC with no Frizz creme
    Hairtwins! Ab-star, Ledzeppole, Shellynot, soficurls and tarc817

  • rabarrabar Curl Connoisseur Posts: 64Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    I'm just tired of this site. It's giving me trouble logging in, the ads have grown to half the size of the screen, and there's only about an inch of the screen that shows the actual website content. That's a shame, since I was on this website everyday for a couple of months because I loved it, but I've been avoiding coming here because of these issues. It just doesn't seem worth the trouble.
    2c/3a/3b, coarse, med-high porosity, medium density
    formerly CG method
  • RiverSongWhoRiverSongWho Curl Neophyte Posts: 8Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I am having the exact issues as @rabar is describing. I am also getting popup windows, or I am constantly and continually being redirected off the site to whatever random site, like I won something or other. I also cannot start a new post. It's really frustrating to say the least. I don't mind if you need ads to help pay for the site I get that, but if the ads are covering half the page and you constantly being redirect off the site when I am just sitting here trying to read a post. I also don't want to bother with the site at all either. Also note the issues are happening on ALL devices I own iPhone, iPad, and Mac laptop. With the Mac laptop I tested the site with Safari, Chrome, FireFox, and Opera. All had the same issues listed except for Opera so far with Opera I am able to see extra icons and access my account profile and I can reply to this thread, but I cannot create a new post.
    2B/C - Fine Hair, Low Density, and Normal Porosity
    On the search for very Lightweight products with no glycerin, I live in a very humid and high dew point climate.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Curl Virtuoso Posts: 9,777Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I feel like no one is actually moderating this site anymore. I can't post new topics either. Sometimes I can't even respond to a post. Hopefully, this will go thru. This place is becoming a ghost town. If the owners don't care anymore, then just shut it down.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • l.gracel.grace Curl Neophyte Posts: 0Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I wasn't able to create a discussion or anything like that, but it got fixed. Today when I got on though, I've been getting inappropriate ads on the homepage? I had the giant ad problem for a while. It is better, but still pretty big. More like 1/3 of the screen now. @gretchen
  • l.gracel.grace Curl Neophyte Posts: 0Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Oops, those adds were on an article page, not the home page. All of the ads are for games, but none of them say the name of a particular game, just that they are the "hottest games of the year" etc.
  • lovelymissjennalovelymissjenna Curl Neophyte Posts: 0Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    I know this is an old thread but I’m experiencing the same Spammy Virus-y activity. Only on this site, only when I click an internal link to read another article. I just joined today and I’m pretty sad that this is happening

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