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WP Hacked by Turkish Trojan, HELP (4 posts)

  1. AmericanBrandy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I woke up this morning to find the WP part of my website hacked by a Trojan Turk?? I contacted my server and I am not getting very clear information on what I should do. The hack is apparently only on the WP pages. I downloaded my files and they seem unchanged. I tried to overwrite what is up but it didn't work. What do I do???? I seriously am clueless.
    FYI...I am self-taught at computers, blogs, WP and websites through trial and error and not through any formal training so please advise me in the simplest terms possible.

    My website is http://www.americanbrandy.net and the hijacked page is http://www.americanbrandy.net/journal
    I am using WP 2.0.3.
    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.
    Brandy

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. You should upgrade to 2.0.4. It's more secure.
    2. Look for an index.html file in your blog's root directory and delete it!

  3. AmericanBrandy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Moshu, that worked, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I thought I had checked all the files but apparently not good enough. I am going to upgrade immediately. Thanks!
    Any advice on stopping this from occurring again???

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What you can do: don't leave files or directories writable (666 or 777, respectively)!
    What your host should do: investigate where the intrusion happened and how.

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