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hacked by ahmedgeek blog (9 posts)

  1. vervebri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I recently tried to install the facebook "like" button on my wordpress page and was brought to a wordpress.org page to download a zip file by Ahmedgeek. After installation of the zip file, I was brought to the following page and was forced to "like" this page:

    http://blog.ahmedgeek.com/?fb_action_ids=4815116379694&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%7B%224815116379694%22%3A397500180910%7D&action_type_map=%7B%224815116379694%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

    Despite me already liked this page, this page did not appear in my list of facebook "likes" so I cannot remove it. Neither is there an "unlike" button when I went to the page itself.

    I suspect that my account might have been compromised. Please help. Thanks in advance.

  2. Shane Gowland
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could you provide a link to the page of the plugin you downloaded.

  3. vervebri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. Cyndi62
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been hacked the same way :( now what do we do??? damn plug ins

  5. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why use a plugin for this? All you have to do is get the code from the Facebook Developer's Tools.

  6. Andrew Bartel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why use a plugin for this? All you have to do is get the code from the Facebook Developer's Tools.

    Because that would be indecipherable for non-technical users.

    @Cyndi62 and @vervebri, please start working your way through this resource: http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked

    Your host may also be able to offer additional support.

  7. Cyndi62
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the link Andrew! Mickey you're right I know.. always looking for the easy way I guess, not the wisest choice! It's obvious I'm new to website building and blogging and there's so much to learn I tend to take shortcuts and that gets me into trouble, from now on I'm going to be really really careful. :)

  8. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Andrew Bartel wrote:

    Because that would be indecipherable for non-technical users.

    Actually, if you have enough technical knowledge to set up a WordPress site, then you should have no problem using Facebook's Developer's Tools. They provide the code for you, so all you really need to know is how to copy and paste.

  9. Cyndi62
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, it turned out it wasn't a hack or any malicious code after all it was just a bad plug-in. Nothing wrong with plug-ins as long as they work right! I just use facebook's code generator features to put like buttons all over the place now. I'm not to tech savy but I catch on fast. :D

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