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HELP! Blog author's display name changed by vindictive reader! (3 posts)

  1. NoahY
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Last night I wrote a mildly controversial blog post about religion on my weblog, and this morning I woke up to find that my display name had been changed to the name of a fanatic religious leader. The name was actually added to the user_meta database; deleting that value reverted my display name back to my username.

    How could this happen and what can I do to protect against it?

  2. Oh my that sounds terrible...

    It sounds like your site was hacked. Have a look at this info http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked

    Hopefully this helps.

  3. NoahY
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, I'll look into it... I did take some steps in the meantime, and now it has happened again. Pretty terrible.

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