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  • Hello everyone.
    Recently, about 2 weeks ago, I logged into my wp to find a bunch of odd strings of letters and numbers all over my dashboard. I checked the site and sure enough it had been hacked, there was a giant image saying “this site has been hacked by bangladesh hackers” or something to that effect.

    I exported my posts and pages, uninstalled and reinstalled wordpress. This time I used the app Better Wp Security, it helped with banning some login attempts, however files keep getting changed and deleted, immediately after these files are changed, I get a bunch of fake “updates available” to themes and plugins, I know they are fake because the versions it asks me to upgrade to aren’t the real versions available. When this happens, ALL the themes have an update available..

    I have a two part question:
    1. After these files have been changed, most recently this happened yesterday, should I uninstall wordpress and install fresh again?

    2. What else can I do to protect my site other than a plugin?

    Time Added Deleted Modified Details Memory Used
    2012-12-12, 3:51 AM 226 149 771 View Details 4.74 MB
    2012-12-11, 3:50 AM 386 242 2 View Details 3.76 MB
    2012-12-10, 12:31 AM 0 0 1 View Details N/A
    2012-12-09, 9:10 AM 59 14 3 View Details 3.13 MB
    2012-12-08, 8:11 AM 1070 0 0 View Details N/A

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