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Blog HACKED! Please help! (11 posts)

  1. LaBella
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Everyone! I hope that you guys can help out my good friend, Laurie over at http://www.august8th.net

    Her blog has been hacked into just a few minutes ago. She doesn't know what to do because this has never happened to her. She asked for my advice but I don't know what I would do either! She tried changing themes but it still doesn't change her index page.

    She's on the phone now with her webhost but she's on hold. So I thought I'd run over here and see if someone could give her advice on what to do and what steps to take to get her blog back to normal.

    She's running WP 2.0. I think [THINK] she didn't do the upgrade to 2.0.2 Security Release. Could this be why someone was able to hack into her blog?

    I hope you guys can help! She's on the phone now but again, on hold. I told her I'd start a thread here for her in hopes that you guys can help her out.

    Please help her! Thanks in advance y'all.

    :-(

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ummm...just what does the hack look like?
    I see a fairly normal blog.

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Change all passwords.
    2. CHMOD (change file permissions) on EVERYTHING to 644
    3. Backup the database
    4. Download all the wp files

    Then the damage can be assessed.

  4. LaBella
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Samboll, yeah, it's sort of back to normal now. Her webhost was able to restore it.
    She's still having problems with some stuff though.

    Podz, am forwarding this thread to her!
    Thank You!

  5. august8th
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    this is what the hack looked like. i hadn't upgraded to the latest build of wp, I'm guessing that's why my site was so vulnerable. Well that and my pw was something straight outta the dictionary. Lessons learned!

    My host seems to have taken care of everything. Thank goodness!

    thanks for your quick responses!

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Passwords: http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

    Backup everything regularly :)

  7. JohnLund
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey Laurie !

    now I know who had the username I wanted when I signed up on here :)

    sucks that your blog got hacked. was it actually the blog or your server?

    hey. at least your host was able to restore it.

    also... what version are you running? was this a wp2.0 thing? anything the rest of us should be worried about?

    -John

  8. august8th
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks podz.

    John- no it was just the blog itself that was hacked. I'm running 2.0 fixing to upgrade real quick. Sorry bout taking the name, hehe. Goes with my blog though! lol

  9. JohnLund
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I fully understand.

    I like what you've put together there by the way.

    Mine is http://www.august8th.com/blog

    funny.

  10. august8th
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    so you're the one that got a8.com!!! lol I wanted that domain!! lol

    those flash images look pretty cool!

  11. JohnLund
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks. :)

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