Unauthorized Author Published Post on My Blog (3 posts)

  1. tauri33
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is a situation I just discovered this morning when I logged into my Admin Panel for my blog site (http://tauri33gameblog.com). I noticed the number of Posts was +1 more than I remember from yesterday. Checking it, there was a published post from 7 hours earlier that was uploaded to my blog. The author name is "wacekh94". I have no idea who this person is or how they got access to my blog site to be able to publish an article without my consent or approval. I did a "WHOIS" search on an IP site and typed in the author's name. I did get information pointing back to Verio Web Hosting in Boca Raton, FL (again, don't know who they are; I have web hosting with different company). Has anyone else experienced this? What steps can I take to prevent something like this from happening again?

  2. 1. Turn off registration on your blog (if it's open).

    2. Look for that account as a user/admin on your blog. Is it there? Delete it.

    3. change all your passwords. Yes, all.

    4. Go over your plugins and make sure they're all upgraded.

  3. tauri33
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks. I've done all 4 steps. Hopefully that will do it. Thanks for your help.

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