As a part of my project I had to scrape some motivational pictures, so I considered using the gallery section of the website, "Quotes Cover" - "https://quotescover.com/category/quotes-gallery". Kaspersky's green tick, the HTTPS protocol and the general look of the website made me assume it would be safe.
However, when I inspected the elements and tried to find the source of the pictures, they were all under [don't open this link]
"https://quotescover.com/wp-content/uploads/". What I saw was a flickering website and a heading saying "Asalama Allaikum" (something like that). Terrified, I quickly shut it.
When I re-type that URL in the address bar, Chrome gives me a text, "_Tuan2Fay_". I type that in Google Images and I see a lot of "Your computer has been hacked" images. What's strange is that VirusTotal and Kaspersky URL checker say the site is completely safe. I have now submitted that site for a closer review to Kaspersky.
My question is, could this be that the pictures are safe but that site is some sort of a trick by the developer to scare me away from using this part of their site, or is this site actually malicious and I should not use Quotes Cover at all?