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[resolved] Hacked by Solt6n (7 posts)

  1. tonymcc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I'm new here ... actually signed up to help my friend. Their site is http://www.sta-sail.com and it says Hacked by Solt6n.

    They use WP with default settings I think, and now when going to wp-admin, it's a different login screen, so they don't want to enter their password. Can anyone help? I hope I'm in the right place here. If not, let me know and I can re-post this. I've searched the FAQ and Forums. Other than restoring the site from a backup, is there info on how this happened and options to prevent it?

    Thanks,

    Tony

  2. bcworkz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It was wise to not enter one's password in an unfamiliar form. There are a few alternatives to safely change one's password. See Resetting Your Password. You probably saw FAQ My site was hacked but it is the best resource on responding to a hack.

    This could have happened any number of ways, and it's often difficult or impossible to determine how after the fact. The best response is assume all entry points are compromised and repair all of them. It can be possible to manually clean a site, but the chances of overlooking a hidden backdoor are very high, meaning the hacker can likely return and you have to start over again. The only sure response is a clean install and restoring from a known clean backup.

    To help prevent it from happening again, see Hardening WordPress.

  3. Viscosity
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The hack is because your wordpress version is outdated. Please kindly update your wordpress. Check out the information here.

  4. tonymcc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the link to Hardening WordPress and other info. The site has been restored from a backup and I'll pass your info along ... and recommend new passwords, etc.

    Also ... no, the reason is not an outdated version. The current version of WordPress had this happen.

  5. marrianne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same issue with our website. However we are not able to login or change passwords at all. We aren't able to access our admin page to delete the things this person has done. I also tried logging in via ftp, but that too failed. I'm guessing her has blocked any other user from accessing the website or admin panel. Is there a way around this? We have the most current update of WordPress, so that shouldn't be the issue. We need help!

    Thanks so much,
    Marrianne

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @marrianne - this thread is old and already marked resolved - hence, you need to start a new thread for help with your issue, which is also not the same as the OP.

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

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