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Hacked. (6 posts)

  1. Jeftep
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    A client recently had this posted on his wordpress blog/site.

    --------------------------------------------
    Hacked By Gamma Digital Security Team :D

    We are : Hamoon - Null

    Your Site security is 0% :D
    --------------------------------------------

    http://www.allstar-printing.com/articles/hacked/

    Please Advise.

  2. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Contact host, start changing passwords, verify that he's using the latest version of WP available.

  3. clivesgt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hi
    my site has also been hacked at least 5 times - each time the mysql database has either been deleted or changed. i am using the latest wordpress and have repeatedly changed my user name and passord a number of times.

    i reported the issue to my host (startlogic.com - they are quite big with over 80 000 customers) and this is what they say:

    Your php application is leaving an open
    door for hackers to enter the site
    since some of your files are set
    to the required 777 permissions.

    You can try researching a more secure
    blog application or one that does not
    required permissions above 700.

    appreciate any help as i really would like to keep wordpress but obviously need to secure it to prevent hacking

    thanks

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can keep WP - just don't keep files/folders world writable (=chmod 666 or 777).

  5. clivesgt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    nice to hear that but one of the plugins i have (to create a google sitemap) requires 2 files it creates to store the sitemap, to have chmod 666. this also applies to the backup plugin - what do i do about that if i want to keep the plugins?

    thanks

    clive

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know. Maybe don't leave those files/folder ALL the time with those permissions?
    (I don't use them, so I am bit out of ideas)

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