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my site hacked, could use more help... Thanks (7 posts)

  1. alison@alisonperry.net
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My wordpress site was hacked. I've done three things so far:

    LAST NIGHT:
    At first I thought it was a simple script that duplicates as "pending posts" in my blog bar. Now I think it's more serious. The hacker disabled the Published Content "category" link where the pending posts are displayed... so that I can't delete it. His ad scripts keep duplicating.
    When I went to delete this category I saw I couldn't then changed the category to "hacker." He then let me know he was on my site by scrambling some of my content and deleting other content.

    LAST NIGHT:
    I set up three security systems, deleted unused plugins, then quit the Foxfire browser I was using, opened Google Chrome did a search for my site: http://www.alisonperryart.com, clicked the url and was directed to this red flag window:

    This is probably not the site you are looking for!
    You attempted to reach http://www.alisonperryart.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.bluehost.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version ofwww.alisonperryart.com.
    You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.

    THIS MORNING:
    I updated all plugins and themes, then logged out of my site, then attempted to change my url login administrator password and got this message:

    The e-mail could not be sent.
    Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function...

    IS THIS AN INDICATION MY SITE IS TOTALLY COMPROMISED?
    ALISON PERRY

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. stfox38
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Allison,
    I just went to my infrequently used blog and found the title had been changed to "Hacked By Badi Fuck Ghassen Jebari" .
    Everything else seems to have been untouched. When I viewed the source I found that code had been inserted and php bloginfo('name') came out as shown. I suppose that I need to find where that php info is stored and change it, but I'm not sure where that is.
    Also, I have no idea if that is all that was done.
    I have two other sites on the same hosting site and neither of them was touched. It seemed to be just the WordPress blog.
    I hope someone will help us both out.
    Good luck

    Stephen

  4. stfox38
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just checked back and saw the support links so I will try to see what happened and keep it from recurring.
    Meanwhile, I logged in as admin, deleted the blog name and replaced it with the correct name. That solved my problem and I don't know if there was any further intrusion or whether this was just thumb-your-nose prank.
    I hope it was that, but I'm going to try to harden my site just for drill.
    Good luck, Allison. I hope your troubles are just as small.

  5. alison@alisonperry.net
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Stephen, Unfortunately Wordfence Security has locked me out of the site, so I can't get in to check that same code. I've requested feedback from them 3x today, still no reply.

  6. alison@alisonperry.net
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll contact BlueHost, see if they can get me in.

  7. bcworkz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You should be able to disable security plugins by changing the folder name that contains the plugin using FTP. All plugin folders reside at wp-content/plugins/. Actually, you can view all the code on your site via FTP, and all database content can be viewed somehow through your hosting control panel, often something like "phpMyAdmin".

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