Common website sabotage a Joomla site is the injection of spam links going off to other websites.
These show up in many different forms:
- Entire articles added,
- Spam links only showing up when visitors arrive through the search results,
- Spam links added to your navigation or footer, spam links showing up in your Joomla search
- Spam links inserted into articles.
The links often connect to shady websites like pharmaceutical and imitation goods e-commerce sites (e.g. a website selling fake designer handbags.)