Hard Lesson Learned

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by iamcuriousalways, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. iamcuriousalways

    iamcuriousalways Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    I thought I had taken all the precautions necessary (changing passwords, etc.) but my WP blogs that I created to generate income for my sick granddaughter were hacked and destroyed. After the anger subsided (I can always recreate them from backups), I actually found the thread and the site where they listed my sites along with some others and bragged about taking them down.

    At that moment I wished I knew how to destroy their hacking forum site but just like I found them, I was sure they would be able to find out it was me and I don't have time to fight a war with these degenerate, no redeeming social value, waste of life and breath individuals.

    Now, back to redoing my blogs <sigh>.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. mantrox

    mantrox Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    local samurai
    Did you report this to your hosting provider?

    Join some security forums, just google it, and learn some about site security.
    Also there is a chance that your hosting provider accidentally opened few holes for those bastards to get in. Consider switching to another one.
     
  3. mgs

    mgs Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2007
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    170
    Occupation:
    Professional Web Developer, Internet Marketing, SE
    Location:
    Land of Dreams
    Sorry to hear that, your blogs were using the latest Wordpress version ? also did you used any suspicious plugins .. ? it's not easy to hack wordpress itself but they my got to your hosting account and database some how .. .

    Check with your hosting support as well to make sure this will not happen again .
     
  4. iamcuriousalways

    iamcuriousalways Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Yes, mantrox, my hosting provider knows. Had to jump through a hoop or two to prove I was account owner so they definitely know. They were of the opinion that it must have been a script or plug-in that I was using that allowed access.
     
  5. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    795
    Likes Received:
    260
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    Tennessee and around
    It is never a good feeling to be hacked. I have just finished getting a site back online that experienced a DDOS attack, no fun. Best to learn from it and move on, reconciliation rarely helps, since in all likelihood they might enjoy the cyber war.
     
  6. iamcuriousalways

    iamcuriousalways Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks mgs. I think most of the blogs were upgraded to the latest WP version. I'm pretty sure it was a suspicious plug-in, so as I am rebuilding I am being extra careful about the plug-ins I'm using.