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WordPress Hack - How to Prevent (2 posts)

  1. misterpatrick67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello all,

    an old client of mine was hacked yesterday. The following code was loaded into the root index.php (not theme).

    [ Please do not post malware/exploit code here. ]

    I was able to replace and fix, but interestingly enough, another site on the same host that was static/Dreamweaver code was also hacked.

    My question is, what can I help them do to prevent this and how was this done? The server itself is pretty locked down - for example I can't automatically update WP with them as they have the PHP Exec disabled. The host is of no help and basically shrugged their shoulders at the incident.

    Any tips appreciated!

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