site hacked by Mr.Red Virus (8 posts)

  1. tinynurse
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok, so I went to my site tonight, and it has been hacked.

    so, I try to login to wordpress to fix it, and turns out that my username has been changed..............

    I opened my ftp, and tried looking for the file to change, etc, and I have no idea.

    Please, does anyone know how I can get my site back to normal, and make it so that I don't get hacked again?

    Also, I don't know of any enemies online, so how did this happen to me?

    Thanks, Jen

  2. chaaban
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Some people have a lot of free time ... and nothing to do in life ...

    Contact your hosting company and tell them about the problem .

    maybe your password was easy to guess ...

  3. tinynurse
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks for saying something!!

    also, I noticed that about 2 months worth of entries are gone

  4. hbalagh
    Posted 9 years ago #

    your host should have a recent backup of your blog ;)

  5. Les Bessant
    keeper of the Tiggers
    Posted 9 years ago #

    And you can reset your WP password with these instructions: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/

  6. DianeV
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lastly, all the web hosts I've seen who provide mySQL allow you to back up the database, but I wonder how many people actually do that.

    It's important.

  7. michaelbb
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That should be part of the hosting plan, I know I am with http://www.crystaltech.com, and backups are done in the morning and the evening and throughout the night. To request it you either send a support email or go into the control and request it through there.

    MAIN thing is report it to your ISP , they may be able to track down where the other person came from. But like already mentioned some people have nothing better to do.

    When making a password always use something alpha numeric
    i.e. tiny41nurs3009, you get the point.

  8. submo6
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This has happened again to the exact same site.

    I am the one who hosts tinynurse. I host her on a reseller account and I have contacted the company which I have the reseller though. There is no other sites which are effected with this "Mr. Red Virus Hacker" This has me totally baffled.

    I do have back-up's and have recently, deleted her account, then set it back up again, installed WordPress for tinynurse, used alpha numeric passwords which were at least 8 characters long. Yet this happened again.

    If anyone could point me towards a solution that would be great. I have already contacted my host, and I am demanding that this all gets sorted out and fixed.

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