[Resolved] Hacked with strange “core” files?
Today, I got a message by my provider that I am running out of space. When I checked my disk space, I noticed strange files with no extension, each of them had a size of about 78 MB and were called “core.18167” e.g.
Let me mention that I have 2 WPs on my domain, a public one and a test blog. Although I always test themes in my test blog, my main blog had 4 of this core.xxxxx files and I saw 1 file in my test blog.
When I went to google, I couldn’t found anything about this core thing.
I had downloaded a template here from WP called Carrington Blog. I checked my FTP transfer and noticed that part of this themes is a “carrington-core” folder. I am not sure if there is a context.
I was the only one who used the FTP this months.
I had 2 weeks ago a pingback which I had created last year. Suddenly, I got the message that I had set that pingback. After checking my 404 pages, I noticed that this entry, which contains that pingback, was described as 404, although the page was still there.
I save my weblog as xml file.
Do you have any idea who put these core files into both weblog directories and can I use my XML file (which has still a normal size) to recover my weblog?
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