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  • This is a situation I just discovered this morning when I logged into my Admin Panel for my blog site ( 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?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    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.

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

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