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I think my blog has been hacked or something (10 posts)

  1. mkyd1963
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    All of a sudden, my blog is autoposting Ezine articles and I'm at a loss to figure out why.

    Hoping someone might have a suggestion on how I might rectify this situation.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    http://mikesblogmarketingtips.com

  2. mkyd1963
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oops.

    That's EZA articles I mean

  3. jvinch
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd start with changing your WordPress and database passwords and see what happens. Also, check your user list - anything there with contributor and up status you don't recognize?

  4. mkyd1963
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    "anything there with contributor and up status you don't recognize?"

    No. That was one of the first things I checked. 5 subscribers and 1 Administrator (me).

    Irt, changing my db and wp passwords....at the risk of sounding stupid, I can do that from within my dashboard?

  5. jvinch
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Your wordpress password you can change in the user area. Your database password you can change using cpanel (assuming you're on shared hosting) but you also need to update your wp-config.php - otherwise you'll get a database error.

    I'd change your own wordpress passwords first. See if that remedies the issue. I am assuming these posts show up under your name?

  6. mkyd1963
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My name doesn't appear in my posts or the others.

    I've changed my db password. checking codex to update wp-config.php

  7. mkyd1963
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok.

    I understand that I need to update my wp-config.php and I know how to do that, but how do I find the file?

  8. mkyd1963
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    db password changed and wp-config.php updated

  9. mkyd1963
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    and....error when connecting with the DB

  10. jvinch
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Was this solved, mkyd1963?

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