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[resolved] I've been Hacked!! What do I do? (4 posts)

  1. designink
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My website was apparently hacked and while the website itself wasnt damaged. The title of the website was changed to "ZoRLu - - - yildirimordulari.org", whatever that means. And the administrative account has been tampered with, to what extent I dont know. Right now, I cant log in. Plus I received an email at what used to be my administrative email address that said "Password Lost and Changed for user: ZoRLu" I assume that the hacker changed the administrative username to ZoRLu and changed the password and the administrative email address. beacuse when i tried to reset the password for the user Zorlu, it said the new password was sent to my mail, but i didnt receive any email.
    Also, I had an additional non-administrative account wchich i reset the password for and can now log in with.
    Please help! trying hard not to panic...
    also tell me if theres some other place i can get help at.

  2. Yuen Glish
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This post is helpful for you.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

    Don't forget to change your hosting password.
    You didn't receive any email from resetting page of WordPress, though may be your mail server got problem.

  3. Hajdarevic
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Before you do anything close down the whole site!

  4. designink
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanx for the help guys! i found this wonderful(though risky) script at http://www.village-idiot.org/archives/2007/05/22/wp-emergency-password-recovery/. i uploaded it to my root wp directory n ran the script. it allowed me to change the password if i knew the username.
    all it needed was that i be able to upload it to my server and know the administrative username. (then i made sure i deleted it before someone else found it) it worked great.

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