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  • sabinou


    Hello there guys.

    I write in potential emergency, because my blog has potentially been the target of a hack attempt, and with very little chance, who knows, it may have had success, even though I doubt it…

    I need your opinion, in other words.

    I just received this email, 18 months after I created my blog :

    title :
    New WordPress Blog

    Body :

    Your new WordPress blog has been successfully set up at: [I’m sorry the URL needs to stay private]

    You can log in to the administrator account with the following information:

    Username: admin
    Password: User already exists. Password inherited.

    We hope you enjoy your new weblog. Thanks!

    –The WordPress Team


    Do you guys think this is a hack attempt ?
    And if so, do you think it has succeeded ? Given I have a long and complicated password for the admin account, I doubt it can be brute-forced, but well, I use an old wordpress version, 2.1.3.

    Thank you VERY much for your opinion and advice 🙂

    I would hate to discover some day that an iframe has appeared on my blog or that the ad banners have seen their code replaced with someone else’s code…

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  • sabinou


    Erm, just one ping, if someone has his idea about it…



    This has happened to me as well… and curiously, my blog reverted to the fresh install screen as well. I’ve repaired and changed password (which was already pretty strong: non-dictionary, letters and numbers, non-alphanumeric stuff, 12 characters). I really don’t know what to make of it.

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