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  1. oheneba
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi,

    some evil person has gained access to my site
    and keeps changing my company logo displayed
    at the top of all my site pages to an obscene
    replica of it.

    i deleted the obscene version of my company logo
    and reinstated the correct one yesterday only to
    find that the rogue logo was back on display this
    morning.

    my site is running wordpress 2.9 with the thesis
    theme.

    any suggestions on what i can do to stop this
    and prevent it from recurring would be very
    gratefully received.

    many thanks in advance!

  2. alism
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have a look at these two links:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked
    http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/06/24/how-to-completely-clean-your-hacked-wordpress-installation/

    You need to identify how they're changing it. Do they just know the password? Is it a disgruntled ex-employee perhaps? Is a hacker exploiting another insecure script on your site? Has another Admin user previously been set up without your knowledge? Is there Malware on your PC that might be compromising your FTP password etc etc etc.

    Look at your server logs. They might give you some clues too.

  3. oheneba
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    many thanks for the useful reply and info
    alism, i'll check them out... how/where do
    i check my server logs pray tell... i use
    cpanel.

    thanks again!

  4. alism
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's going to depend on what your host offers, so you may want to contact them, but have a look at the 'Logs' section of your cpanel for starters.

  5. oheneba
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    will do... thanks again and a very
    happy new year to you!

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